29864 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48034
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Who We Are

About Dallo Martial Arts in Southfield, MI

J. Dallo

Owner and Chief Instructor at Dallo Martial Arts in Southfield, Black Belt

Welcome to Dallo Martial Arts!

We are thrilled to be the premier martial arts institute that teaches traditional martial arts with modern applications to families that live in and around Southfield, Michigan. Our goal is to help you and your family excel in life and become better, stronger and smarter. We make it fun and educational for your whole family!

Dallo Martial Arts is a student-centered academy where the focus is on the positive growth of every student and family member. We believe that improving physical fitness and mental discipline strengthens the body, mind and spirit. This helps to ensure that you live a healthy, happy and successful life… one that you could defend, if necessary.

Dallo Martial Arts is an “open arms” academy that’s dedicated to the mental, physical and spiritual enhancement of you and your children. All of us are bombarded every day with so many negative things and training with us is an opportunity to surround yourself with POSITIVE, encouraging people and lots of GOOD ENERGY.

Our school is fundamentally focused on self-expression. The goal is to improve our students and instructors on all levels of living through learning the life-enhancing system of martial arts. Learning how to fight, kick, punch and strike gives you tremendous courage and confidence. That will allow the champion within you to emerge and shine like a bright star.  

What sets Dallo Martial Arts apart from the rest? Very simply, our sincere dedication and enthusiasm to helping you get in amazing shape, stay fit, learn new self-defense and life skills, and improve your confidence, self-control and discipline. 

We also believe in positive reinforcement and use a reward system, which includes rewarding merit badges and certificates of recognition to students who achieve academic excellence in school.

The two go hand in hand, as the regular practice of martial arts training will greatly improve your child’s focus, attention span and listening skills so that they can use those same skills in school, get better grades and become leaders in their classroom. After all, who wants to be a follower when you can be a leader that people look up to?    

We offer FUN and CHALLENGING programs for both adults and children. The curriculum is rooted in tradition, yet balanced with progressive and innovative teaching methods and philosophies. It truly is the best of both worlds – where ancient tradition unites with modern techniques for one very effective training program.  

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Whether you want to learn practical self defense or get in shape, the programs are tailored to your needs and we will train you at whatever fitness level you are. That means if you’re a beginner or elite athlete, we welcome you here. Classes also appeal to busy professionals, parents, grandparents and kids.

Instruction and training are always conducted in the spirit of mutual respect, etiquette and friendship. The facility is safe, sleek and upscale. It is also incredibly clean and welcoming to provide you and your kids with the best experience possible in your pursuit of EMPOWERMENT, vital fitness and self-improvement through martial arts training.

Instructors and staff regularly attend seminars, workshops, and private lessons. The owner and head instructor, J. Dallo, continues his studies in the martial arts, even after thirty years of training. 

We would love for you to become part of our growing community of martial arts enthusiasts today. Sign up for one of our LIFE-CHANGING classes or stop by to say hello and see what we’re all about. See you soon!

Who We Are:

Sifu J. Dallo began learning the martial arts at age 8. One of his neighbors was a kung fu teacher so he had the life-changing opportunity to learn from her. At age 14, Sifu Dallo supplemented his training by reading as many books and magazines as he could. He then began formulating and practicing his own training routines.At age 16, Sifu Dallo began formal training at martial arts schools. He continued to pursue both his martial arts education and higher education while attending the Univeristy of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He joined the Michigan Wolverines Boxing Club and was selected as captain of the team, where he went on to become All-American in Collegiate Boxing. In 1995, Sifu Dallo attended a seminar featuring the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto. He met an instructor there, Christian Malgeri, who introduced him to the legends that Sifu Dallo would subsequently learn from: Guro David Hatch, Guro Lynda Hatch, Sifu Francis Fong, Tuhon Bill McGrath, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, and Professor Salem Assli. Sifu Dallo continues to train under these masters to this day.

How to Get Started

Come join our Southfield, MI Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (248) 223-7000 if you have any further questions. Dallo Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!