We strongly believe that Martial Arts is for Everyone! Yu Martial Arts is a traditional school taught by a true Master. Our location in Canton is convenient to Simsbury, Avon, Granby, Torrington, and the rest of the Farmington Valley, we offer Taekwondo, Judo, and Hapkido to students of all ages. Don't fall into the trap of thinking all martial arts are like the MMA, UFC, and jiujitsu you see on tv. Contrary to most expectations, punching, kicking, throwing, and grappling are not the main goal of martial arts. These techniques are meant to serve as a last resort for the rare instances when respect, confidence, self-discipline, and awareness of your surroundings have not prevented a dangerous situation from finding you. You will discover that the time invested in learning these moves will serve to improve that respect, confidence, self-discipline, and awareness, which will in turn remove you from nearly all of those dangerous situations. Our firm hope is that none of our students will ever need to use our teachings to defend themselves, but that the techniques will be waiting for you to call upon them in case you ever do. In the meantime, you will continuously reap the benefits of your training as you increase your focus and concentration, release your stress, enhance your flexibility, and control your weight. Call us to find out what martial arts can offer you!
Grandmaster Yu is a highly accomplished - but very humble - martial artist from Korea. He holds high level black belts in Judo, TaeKwonDo, and Hapkido, and has been training others in each of these styles since his days as a student in Seoul. He opened his first location in Bloomfield, CT back in 1976 and has been instructing students of all ages and ability levels ever since! He currently operates a studio in Canton and can be reached at MasterYu@YuMartialArts.com
OUR HEAD INSTRUCTOR:
Mikael Anderson began training with Grandmaster Yu back in 1987. He has studied Judo, TaeKwonDo, and Hapkido under Grandmaster Yu's instruction and has achieved black belts in all three styles. For the past ten years, he has been responsible for day-to-day operation of the school and guidance of the classes. He has been assisted by a small group of dedicated black belts who are committed to helping everyone learn in a positive environment. Mikael Anderson is currently assisting his family with some health issues on a temporary basis and intends to return as soon as possible.