Ambrose Academy
About us Ambrose Academy building in Livonia Michigan

Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do is an award winning school and a full service family martial arts center. A family run business, we focus on total family participation in our programs. We offer a full range of classes for all ages with age specific curricula. What makes Ambrose Academy unique is the welcoming, caring atmosphere and nurturing, fun-filled environment, a place of camaraderie and community, where egos are left at the door, and where our ultimate goal is your success.

This unique teaching style and approach to learning is why Ambrose Academy is recognized as one of the top schools in the Metropolitan Detroit area and named Best Martial Arts Class and Best Family Friendly Business by Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award, with the distinction of winning Nickelodeon's inaugural award in 2009 and winning again in 2010.

Our comprehensive instructor-training program ensures highly qualified instructors that teach in great detail using easy-to-learn, step-by-step instructional method with important emphasis on individual attention. Ambrose Academy's carefully formulated teaching system insures success in a relatively short time span.

Ambrose Academy is the only school in Michigan that offers Wing Chun Do, a style that has a direct lineage to Bruce Lee and based on his concepts developed in Seattle, Washington. Defined by James W. DeMile, a member of the original Seattle group and now taught by the inheritor, Rocco Ambrose. Anyone can learn truly effective self-defense skills regardless of size, age or physical condition, and in a surprisingly short time. Wing Chun Do is a modern, practical, reality-based, self-defense system for the new millennium.

We provide a wide range of public safety programs such as our anti-abduction programs for women and children, conflict avoidance program, field trips, after school fundraisers, as well as adult Personal Protection Programs. Our STRANGER SMARTĀ© program is a successful and entertaining program to teach youngsters the tools for dealing with strangers with presentations throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Ambrose Academy has generated funds for local schools and athletic organizations through our After School Martial Arts Fundraising Program and helped raise needed funds for playground equipment, renovations, sports equipment and uniforms. Ambrose Academy has provided self-defense programs for companies including Detroit Diesel Automotive, UAW and Ford Motor Company as well as the Army Reserves. Our Women Self Defense Seminars have been presented to local health clubs, church groups, and sororities. Since 1988, Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do has established a reputation of service to students and to the community.