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About Worthington Martial Arts Institute in Worthington, OH

Meet Mike Scarbrough

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Worthington Martial Arts Institute in Worthington
7th Degree Black Belt

Welcome to Worthington Martial Arts Institute...a place where �We Build Leaders!� Our goal is to provide the highest quality instruction in traditional martial arts, with a focus on karate and taekwondo, while providing modern personal safety and self-defense training.

We are a family-oriented school in an upper middle class suburb of Columbus, OH. We encourage families to get fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle together. Not only does it bring family members closer together physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. It�s FUN and EDUCATIONAL for your ENTIRE FAMILY!

Kids & Adults Welcome! The majority of our adult students are parents who bring their kids to Worthington to practice, learn and have lots of fun. Our school is appealing to families from all walks of life because we accept one and all with open arms.

Are you a bit nervous about trying something really cool, but you�re totally new at it?

A lot of kids � and adults - are and that�s ok, but don�t sweat the small stuff. Our students start at different fitness levels and we love to work with beginners and advanced students alike.

No matter what your starting level is, you�ll get a great workout, gain lean muscle, and learn excellent self-defense techniques to keep you and your family fit and safe.

Our students love to help each other learn the different karate and taekwondo moves like punching, kicking, striking and defending. And everyone loves to encourage each other to always do their best and have a TON OF FUN.

We Build Leaders. Every parent wants the best for their kids and I�m sure you�re no exception. It�s hard being a parent these days with stressful jobs, always rushing around and having little or no quality time together.

Imagine though if you did have quality time together on a regular basis. That�s where our school can help you do that. Your kids will learn interpersonal and leadership skills like...

  • Focus & Increased Attention Span
  • Awareness & Confidence
  • Respect for Self & Others
  • Setting & Achieving Goals

The skills that martial arts teaches are PRICELESS and will help you become a strong, well rounded individual capable of achieving great success in school, at work and in all of life.

Check out our amazingly-low web special going on right now, or stop by for a tour of the facility!

We can 't wait to train with you and see how fast you grow with us! Join Worthington now to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you�ve EVER had getting fit!

It�s Not About Fighting. We don 't teach your kids how to fight; we teach them how to defend themselves in a safe and healthy way. Your child will learn how to stand-up for himself and be confident in any situation.

Kids learn how to be bully-proof, how to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad, and also how to defend themselves if they need to.

Flexible Schedule. Life is crazy and hectic. It can be tough to fit in a great workout with HUGE benefits, no matter how much you may be dying to try something new and cool.

Luckily, we have flexible scheduling with tons of class variety for kids, teens and adults.

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art. No matter what motivated you to Worthington, you can expect to experience...

  • An incredible workout
  • A super fit body and good health habits
  • A clear, strong, more focused mind
  • More flexibility and coordination

Read below about our amazing instructor whose main focus is on your success.

Our Instructor

Master Mike Scarbrough has been studying martial arts for over 25 years. He�s been teaching and getting students of all ages excited to learn martial arts for over 20 years.

Mr. Scarbrough�s understanding of martial arts and his motivational teaching style have led to many awards including induction into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Taekwondo Master of the Year.

Master Scarbrough has studied many different martial arts extensively and is a 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 6th degree black belt Ryukyu-Kempo Karate and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Small Circle Jujitsu.

Master Scarbrough has a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Scarbrough founded the Worthington Martial Arts Institute in order to promote the positive benefits of Martial Arts to the community. His dedication and appreciation of the art is clearly apparent in his teaching.

How to Get Started

Come join our Worthington, OH 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 (614) 840-9400 if you have any further questions. Worthington Martial Arts Institute hopes to speak with you soon!

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