The Academy Of Soo Do Thai in Hazel Park, Michigan, is owned and operated by head instructor Isaiah Gathings Sr. The Academy Of Soo Do Thai offers various programs such as our traditional Soo Do Thai (Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing) program, M.M.A. (Mixed Martial Arts) program, and our B.J.J. (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) program. We also teach weapons, gymnastics, and various other programs, as well as teach students life skills. All of these programs are taught in a wonderful clean, professional, and family oriented environment. Our programs start as low as $50 per month! Give us a call and check us out!!!

Our Mixed Martial Arts is a mixture of, primarily, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Boxing, Wrestling, and various other effective arts are also combined into most M.M.A. programs. The Academy Of Soo Do Thai’s Mixed Martial Arts Program provides a great workout, in addition to teaching students practical and realistic self-defense. The Academy Of Soo Do Thai has one of the finest Mixed Martial Arts Programs in Michigan and has produced great local amateur and professional athletes.

The Academy Of Soo Do Thai also offers an excellent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is taught by Master Isaiah Gathings who has a Purple Belt under the Caique Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The B.J.J. program teaches students self-defense from standing, as well as the ground. We teach, both, Gi, and No Gi classes which can be used for self-defense purposes, or competition. Academy Of Soo Do Thai takes students from age 5 and up! Contact us for a free class asap!


  • sickjits says:

    This place is awesome!!! They cater to beginners all the way through professionals. The team and environment is very welcoming! Great bunch of guys! There are no ego’s present, and the “meathead” attitude is not present. Everyone is very helpful and respectful regardless of if you have years of training, or none at all. They have top notch fighters as well. The instruction is very good and detail oriented. The instructor does not just let the guys train and ignores them like many other places. I really enjoyed my experience there, and i urge everyone to check this place out!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Not the best place. Small facility. Crowded. More about the business then there fighters, in other words, money is number one on their priority list. Won’t hesitate to send bill collectors after you. Over priced and don’t offer much. Pay arm and leg for MMA class only 1 hour for two days a week and BJJ for 1 hour two days a week.

  • anonymous says:

    This place is amazing…not sure what this clown is talking about. I have trained at many other gyms…but definitely found my home here! The facility seems crowded because the program has grown substantially. Since I have been there…it has tripled in size because people are recognizing that its the place to be. Its called SUCCESS. I’m sure that the place would seem huge if the program sucked….because there would be nobody there! Before I started training here…I googled the place. Look at the ratio of positive reviews versus negative ones…and you will see that apparently this person has a personal problem. All about the moeny? For what I pay…I train there 5…maybe 6 times per week. Then…if that were not enough…he does fight camps for the fighters when fights are coming up…where he stays behind AFTER THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED for FREE an extra hour to train students 3 days per week for absolutely free. It just sounds like this guy is cheap and wants something for nothing. Heck…if I were them I would send collectors after you too if you weren’t gona pay! That wouldn’t even be a concern if you paid like everyone else…and I don’t think that should have any bearing on the gym or the program. Don’t listen to this clown folks…great place! Look it up and check the place out for yourself!

  • topfighter says:

    I disagree with anonymous. The place may not be huge, but if it’s crowded it’s only because the program seems to be growing and there are a ton of people who want to be a part of what the place is doing. All businesses need money to be successful, and based on the fact that they brought up collectors being sent after you…that shows me that apparently they were not interested in paying. I have been going there for awhile, and i have never had any problems. They have programs available for you to train 5 to 6 days per week, and there are amateur and professional fighters there which goes to show that apparently they offer enough for people to be successful. I just trained for 3 straight hours last night, so i don’t know what this 1 hour of training talk is. I highly recommend the place…these guys are great.

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