FREE Beginner Workshop!
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

FREE Beginner Workshop!

Come see for yourself what MKG Detroit, Kickboxing, and recreational mixed martial art training are all about!

This FREE 90-min class is your chance to try your hand at basic techniques and training drills under the guidance of MKG Detroit's owner and head instructor Kurt Cornwell.  As it always is at MKG, the environment for this workshop is fun and comfortable, with an emphasis on safe and open training. 

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INCLUDED IN THIS FREE INTRO WORKSHOP:

  • Info Session and Q & A covering the essentials of MKG's training environment and structure, as well as the styles of arts trained here and how they can be encorporated into your lifestyle and fitness goals
  • Introductory Training Course covering basic kickboxing strikes, defensive structures, footwork, and athletic conditioning
  • 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL! - Immediately following your intro workshop participation, you will receive two free weeks of classes!
  • Access to training gear, preventing you from needing to make any up-front financial investments whatsoever.
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Submission Wrestling Workshop: No-Gi Grappling with Coach David Hearst
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Submission Wrestling Workshop: No-Gi Grappling with Coach David Hearst

Submission Wrestling is known for it's effectiveness both in competition and self defense, and emphasizes creative joint locks to all four limbs, as well as various cranks and chokes. It is either synonymous with, or shares a root with, other grappling arts like Catch Wrestling, Shoot Wrestling, Catch-as-Catch-Can, Folk Wrestling, and more.

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Introduction to Ghost Elusive Combat! (Ghost Boxing)
Aug
2
10:30 PM22:30

Introduction to Ghost Elusive Combat! (Ghost Boxing)

Join us in welcoming the US Primary Representative for Phil Norman’s GHOST, Coach/Guro John Kent!

GHOST focuses on developing dynamic elusive movement first, and creative, unorthodox striking second! Ghost is recognised as systematic method of evolving the traditional boxing structure to give way to more elusive shapes. The result is the creation of opportunities for new and unusual striking angles which are difficult to counter!

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MKG TRAPPING MATRIX: The MKG Method of Mixed In-Fighting
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

MKG TRAPPING MATRIX: The MKG Method of Mixed In-Fighting

Join us for a full seminar on a subject that has put the MKG Method on the map all over the world: Close-Range Tactics and Attribute Development. Learn how to flow from one technique to another, one strategy to another, and one art to another, while maintaining a strong defensive framework. Techniques and drills from the art of Hubud-Lubud will improve your tactile awareness, hand speed, and overall coordination, while areas like the Thai Clinch will safely provide you with the powerful tools necessary to dispatch determined aggressors.

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PHASE ONE MUAY THAI Test Prep Clinic
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

PHASE ONE MUAY THAI Test Prep Clinic

This 2 hour clinic is designed for any MKGD students interested in testing the MKG Phase One material.  We will be taking an in-depth look at the Muay Thai portion of our Phase 1.1-1.3 testing outlines. This workshop will also offer a great workout, and as such will be appropriate for those participating in the MKG60 testing, and any members or non-members simply looking to learn more about the iconic athletic martial art of Muay Thai Kickboxing.

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KALIS ILUSTRISIMO: 4-Week Series
Mar
26
to Apr 16

KALIS ILUSTRISIMO: 4-Week Series

Join us at MKG Detroit for a 4-Week Course investigating the art and science of the fighting method of Antonio "Tatang" Ilustrisimo, one of the Philippines most legendary and respected Eskrimadors. The Monday extra-curricular series will cover many aspects of this diverse art, with a particular emphasis on the training method known in KI as "Amarra." 

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RICK FAYE SEMINAR in Metro Detroit!
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

RICK FAYE SEMINAR in Metro Detroit!

MKG Detroit is once again proud to host Sifu/Guro/Ajarn/Coach RICK FAYE here in Metro Detroit for an all-day seminar you don't want to miss! Sifu Rick is the head and founder of the MKG Method, and the MKG International Martial Art collective of which MKGD is Michigan's HQ. Seminars all over the world with Rick Faye are some of the biggest and most-anticipated martial art events of the year.  

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MKG Method Phase One Workshops: Single Stick / Solo Baston
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

MKG Method Phase One Workshops: Single Stick / Solo Baston

Designed with the MKG Detroit Member Tribe in mind, this workshop is part of an ongoing series of special courses covering whole categories of content from the MKG Phases of Integrated Martial Art Development.  All experience levels are welcome, as are non-MKG members and MKGD alumni.

 

THIS EVENT'S CONTENT
KALI: The Filipino Martial Arts

 

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Oct
12
8:30 PM20:30

MASTER MAUL MORNIE SEMINAR!

For the second year in a row, worldwide martial art sensation and Silat master Maul Mornie will be in Metro Detroit, teaching his family's Bruneian Fighting Sytem, Silat Suffian Bela Diri! As an added bonus, this year will feature 3 DAYS of seminar training -- the only event of it's kind in the United States in 2017!

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In 2007, a brief video clip of Maul demonstration knife defense techniques from SSBD made it's way onto YouTube.  Now, ten years later, his art -- and it's global organization, is one of the fastest-growing martial art communities of the last generation! 

DO NOT MISS this opportunity to train directly under the head of this now-iconic and effective southeast Asian martial art.

 

  • October 20, Friday, 3-8 pm - Located at The Club Academy of BJJ, Southfield, Michigan
  • October 21, Saturday, 12-6 - Located atStation 515. Ferndale
  • October 22, Sunday, 11-4- Located at Station 515 Ferndale


Registration is now open!
Email mkgdetroit@gmail.com for more info on how to register today!

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FREE Beginner Intro Class!
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Beginner Intro Class!

A FREE introductory group class that will teach you the basic punching, kicking, footwork, and dynamic movements of the MKG Method of Integrated Martial Art.  Participation in this class includes 3 FREE WEEKS of unlimited classes at MKGD to ensure your successful immersion into martial art training before you've even committed to this lifestyle upgrade.  

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Dirty Boxing Seminar!
Feb
19
11:00 AM11:00

Dirty Boxing Seminar!

Join us for a full day of training in the exciting and effective art of Panantukan (also known as Dirty Boxing or Hybrid Boxing in the West) at MKG Detroit!  This seminar, taught by MKGD's head instructor Kurt Cornwell, will explore the fundamental technical concepts and dynamic application of technique from this devastating martial art that has been made famous by Hollywood films like the Bourne Identity and Taken, and that is taught to elite military units all over the world.

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Tactical Flashlight Workshop - Improvised Weaponry Series at MKG Detroit
Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Tactical Flashlight Workshop - Improvised Weaponry Series at MKG Detroit

MKG Detroit head instructor and co-owner Kurt Cornwell will be presenting a 2 hour workshop on the use of portable LED flashlights as tools for proactive self defense. Compact LED Flashlights are a perfect fit for joggers, homeowners, bouncers/doormen, LEO's, residential and commercial trade contractors, real estate agents, and anyone else interested in learning to use an every-day item for personal protection.

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Kalis Ilustrisimo Dirty Boxing Workshop!
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kalis Ilustrisimo Dirty Boxing Workshop!

Join MKG Detroit in welcoming friend and fellow Metro Detroit FMA instructor Guro Fred Bigliardi for a 2hr workshop training the empty-hand dirty boxing techniques in Kalis Ilustrisimo! Ilustrisimo Dirty Boxing, like much of the empty-hand combat skills of the Philippines, is renowned for it's destructive techniques, creative striking, unorthodox footwork, and superior tactics.

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SSBD DETROIT Workshop - Bruneian Kuntau / Silat Suffian Bel Diri
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

SSBD DETROIT Workshop - Bruneian Kuntau / Silat Suffian Bel Diri

Join MKG DETROIT and SSBD DETROIT for another Sunday Seminar covering the fundamentals, core concepts, and exciting techniques of the fighting arts of Brunei.  

This workshop, taught by Dr. Eric Greenberg (Michigan's only official SSBD Group Leader), is a great opportunity to prepare for MKGD's upcoming seminar taught by Master Maul Mornie, head of SSBD and ambassador of Bruneian martial art and culture.  Participation in this event will have your name added to a lottery, the winner of which will receive FREE admission to Master Mornie's October seminar!

$15 donation.  Filming, when not intrusive, is acceptable.  Please bring a training dagger, and protective eye-wear and forearm guards if desired.

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Hubud-Lubud Series:  Locking & Manipulations
Jul
10
1:00 PM13:00

Hubud-Lubud Series: Locking & Manipulations

Another exciting workshop in MKG Detroit's on-going Hubud-Lubud Series!  This addition will allow you to isolate and integrate joint locking and upper-body manipulations directly into the flow of your Hubud game, one of the most exciting training platforms offered through Filipino Martial Art!  We will examine options from classical positions, as well as the slightly unorthodox "vertical" and "secoh" variations.  No prior experience required, but material is mostly intermediate.  Dress is loose, comfortable workout attire.

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SSBD DETROIT - Bruneian Silat and Kuntao
Jul
3
1:00 PM13:00

SSBD DETROIT - Bruneian Silat and Kuntao

Join Dr. Eric Greenberg at MKG Detroit for another action-packed afternoon of instruction in Guro Maul Mornie's "Silat Suffian Bela Diri", the exotic Bruneian combat system that is currently taking the martial art world by storm.  Suitable for beginners, or martial artists looking to broaden their base and expand their toolbox with this fast, destructive art that implements long and short blades, flexible weapons, and empty hand techniques.  Participants will have their name put into a future drawing for FREE ADMISSION to Guro Maul Mornie's Detroit seminar this October!  Wear loose, comfortable workout attire, and please bring training weapons, sarong/scarf, and forearm guards/pads if you have them.

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