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Progressive Tactics 313/520-2057

The Best in Martial Arts-Down River. 

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Since 1997, Progressive Tactics has been providing instruction in the martial arts in the Brownstown Twp, MI area.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

The best in martial arts training down river!

A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques - physical and mental exercises developed as a successful means for self-defense, both armed and unarmed.

Martial Arts

Techniques, skills and abilities that are martial in nature but do not benefit the practitioner and their community are generally not considered martial arts. Mutual benefit must be a component. Martial arts utilize a variety of combat methods. Some fighting styles emphasize weaponless techniques while others teach the use of weapons. Some styles focus on grappling while others put their emphasis on striking. Weaponless systems use hand, arm, foot, shin, and knee striking and blocking techniques. Some weapons that may be used are the staff, sword, knife, dagger and nunchaku.

Not all forms of self-defense are actually considered to be martial arts. Some argue that unless warriors were using a fighting system in actual combat, it was not truly a martial art. Additionally, there is a difference between martial art and martial sport; the sport application of a combat system is not a martial art. Not all activities designated as martial arts are martial or artistic.

Martial Arts Today

While some developed from warrior combat, other martial arts developed as a means for spiritual and physical development. Strictly defined, martial arts are combat arts, methods for killing an opponent in battle. Martial ways, or, those arts that have a spiritual component, go beyond combat effectiveness.

Today, the martial arts are practiced for health and fitness, sport, law enforcement, spiritual benefits as well as for self-defense.

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12/04/2022 - 12/10/2022


7:00am - 1:00pm

Private lessons by appointment

William Barker


6:00pm - 6:45pm

4-6 year old Little Dragons- Brownstown

Guro Theresa Stewart
6:00pm - 6:55pm

Youth 7-12 Karate BROWNSTOWN

William Barker
6:00pm - 6:55pm

Youth Karate 7-12 year old Gibraltar class

Mr. David Knott
7:00pm - 7:55pm

Teen / Adult karate- Brownstown

William Barker
7:00pm - 7:55pm

Teen / Adult karate- Gibraltar class

Mr. David Knott


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6:00pm - 6:55pm

Youth Karate

William Barker
7:00pm - 7:55pm

Adult Karate

William Barker
8:00pm - 9:15pm

Modern Arnis: Brownstown Arnis

William Barker


4:30pm - 5:15pm

3-4 year old L.D. Gibraltar Class

Guro Theresa Stewart
5:30pm - 6:15pm

5-6 year old L.D. Gibraltar Class

Guro Theresa Stewart
6:00pm - 6:55pm

youth karate 7-12 Gibraltar class

Mr. David Knott
7:00pm - 7:55pm

Teen/Adult karate Gibraltar class

Mr. David Knott


No sessions


8:00am - 9:15am

Private lessons

William Barker
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