as the proud son of a gay man, and employed in the theatre industry, it is great to train at a place that is full of so many backgrounds, ethnicities, preferences, religions, etc., all working & laughing & learning together in such a productive manner. the kids & youth classes even more so. but its not just that. its also a place that teaches the kind of martial arts that is actually realistic, and prepares you for you will truly encounter in a real life situation. this translates perfectly to the children, who are taught how to deal with bullies in more than one way (i really, REALLY hate bullies). the fact that i've stayed there for 1 & a half decades should say enough...
Shinn's Tae Kwon Do is definitely the best program in the Okemos area. I particularly like the fact that from day one, a white-belt student has the …
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We were going there for three years and then my daughter came out of the closet. The owner operator started making fun of her in class. When I asked him to stop he refused because he had the right to say whatever he wanted. She came home crying from every class for months until finally our membership was terminated. Perhaps if you are a WASP this is a great place for you. Otherwise, beware! There is a reason that anybody from a minority doesn't last long there.
Realistic self defense instruction for real world encounters. Effective and efficient cardiovascular workout that gives you more in return than a HIT or Crossfit type of workout. I lost over 40 pounds and gained tons of confidence in the process of learning this system. -Jeremy
Awesome environment, and top notch instruction from Guro Nelson. I knew I would be training here on my very first day, and that was over two years ago now. Whatever your martial arts interests may be, this is the place for you!