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Ayerst Choi Kwang Do

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2006, Ayerst Choi Kwang Do has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


24404 Catherine Industrial Dr., Suite 306, Novi, MI 48375

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Ayerst Choi Kwang Do Owner

Hi, I’m Michael Ayerst.


I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2006, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Novi by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Ayerst Choi Kwang Do are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• Large Training Area 
• High-Quality Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Ayerst Choi Kwang Do Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Ayerst Choi Kwang Do:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Choi Kwang Do is the style of martial arts practiced by Ayerst Choi Kwang Do students. Choi Kwang Do is considered to be the most effective martial arts system in the world. It uses natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements that will enhance your health as you learn self-defense. It uses sequential movement to transfer natural energy from one body segment and allows muscle groups to work intricately together to produce the most effective and powerful movements.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Ayerst Choi Kwang Do!

  • Michael Ayerst

    Michael Ayerst

    Owner/Chief Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Nicolas Maisano

    Nicolas Maisano

    Chief Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Susan Cucksey

    Susan Cucksey

    Head Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Joyce Cucksey

    Joyce Cucksey

    Head Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Elizabeth Glumb

    Elizabeth Glumb

    Head Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Alec Ricks

    Alec Ricks

    Head Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Ivy Marion

    Ivy Marion

    Head Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Carolyn Turner

    Carolyn Turner


    2nd Degree Black Belt Brown Stripe

  • Marisa Ayerst

    Marisa Ayerst

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Sean Ayerst

    Sean Ayerst

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Abhishek Kumar

    Abhishek Kumar

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Grant Rudd

    Grant Rudd

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Anjali Gullapalli

    Anjali Gullapalli

    Assistant Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt Brown Stripe

  • Laura Ayerst

    Laura Ayerst

    Assistant Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Lynne Meyer

    Lynne Meyer

    Assistant Instructor

    Brown Belt