I just had to add my agreement with the other 5-star reviews for this dojo. Genbu-Kai and Sensei Anthony Sorrentino are exceptional. We did our research and visited several area dojos before making the very easy decision to become a part of the Genbu-Kai family. And that's the atmosphere at Sensei Anthony's dojo: like family. The dojo recently moved a few doors down into a bigger and better space, is nicely decorated with a Japanese theme, and is always immaculate. Plenty of elbow room even when classes are changing (which was a problem at other places) and always an open seat with an unobstructed view to watch my son. Not only is Sensei extremely well-trained and knowledgable in his art, but he is also especially gifted in working with children and teaching. That doesn't always go together. He makes it very fun, but demands the respect and appropriate behavior from his students. Our son begs to go, even on nights our schedules don't allow! He would be there every day of the week if we could swing it! That's another thing: A very reasonable and competitive monthly tuition allows for as many days attendance as we wish! And there is no contract, which is nice. Whenever my son's friends, who attend other area karate schools and have "higher ranking belt colors," come to hang out and compare what they've learned, our Genbu-Kai student seems to always know more and have better form in the basics and fundamentals. One of our boy's favorite things is the kobudo (weapons) classes which include the nunchaku, tonfa, bo, and kama. Sensei even offers occasional FREE classes for women's self defense! I just can't say enough about the all-around quality of every aspect of Genbu-Kai. I, of course, highly recommend this dojo for the whole family!
2224 Crooks RdRochester Hills, MI 48309
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If you are looking for traditional Japanese Karate - Do ,then this is the school for you .This is NOT your average strip mall Karate school that rolls out hundreds of 2 year Black Belts. Rank is a secondary aspect at this Dojo, and turning out quality people and practitioners of the martial arts is first. Not only will you receive quality instruction from qualified instructors that have 20 plus years experience ,but you will have a cultural awakening about what REAL martial arts and Karate is ,not what you see in movies. All of this and the awesome health benefits,also confidence in being able to take care of yourself in given situations,and learning a little Japanese.What more could one ask for? But if you are looking for a martial arts school that is the real deal this is the place no matter what your motivation for starting training ages 5 to 95 it doesn't matter. This Dojo has its roots in a real traditional Japanese style Karate-Do based in Japan and is not a modern hodge podge made up slam bam ,2 year to mastery 20 uniform patches concept. This Dojo also offers instruction In traditional Ko-Budo ,which is the study and application of Okinawan weapons such as nunchaku etc. And Batto, and Iaido which is the study of traditional Japanese sword forms . Overall this school gives the most bang for your buck .
I have been training here for a little over 3 years, the things i have learned here go past the dojo, its not just you come in and train then you leave and that's it, martial arts is a way of life, you live it, it becomes you. I first came here and i wasn't the best kid in the world, i was getting into more and more trouble, in freshman year of high school i got a .5 credit, no job, an inch away from being kicked out it was rough but i knew what i wanted so i worked for it and i finally got to start karate and it wasn't easy or quick but over the years and many long conversations i changed. I cant say I'm perfect now but i can honestly say im finally happy, im working, almost out of school, i have awesome people in my life, and i got that missing puzzle piece i needed. If your looking for a place to just get your black belt just to say you have one it will never happen, you need to give it everything you got, and constantly push your self, and most of all be humble and be respectful. This is a place to make the overall person the best they can be, i really can not tell you what this dojo has done for me and what it continues to do, it really has changed my life.