Learning Center

Welcome to our Learning Center! Browse our Library for video instruction and follow-alongs. Take live lessons to receive in-depth, personalized feedback.

Save time, practice in the comfort of your own home, and learn the YMAA curriculum with a live instructor.


Book a free consultation to meet us and discuss your training goals.


We’ll work with you to create a training plan, track your progress, and instruct through private, semi-private, or small group lessons.

Supplement your training with our video tutorials, Q&A's, demos, articles, and blog.

We believe the learning process is more efficient when augmented with a variety of resources and personalized instruction.


Watch, read, and follow up with live instruction, in-person or online.

Learn new material or gain a different perspective on a familiar subject. We offer various seminars ranging from broader material to narrower topics.

We teach various seminars all over the Atlantic Northeast and are available for

travel worldwide.


Book us for a workshop at your location!

The best learning experiences are through consistent, in-person instruction. It's our favorite way to connect and develop with our students.

View our current schedule and stay tuned for updates on future classes.

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Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

What is TCMA?

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (TCMA), is an umbrella term which refers to styles such as Kung Fu and Taijiquan. Within these styles, there are hundreds of sub-styles including Long Fist Kung Fu, White Crane Kung Fu, and Yang-style Taijiquan -- the three we train. Other popular styles include Hung Gar, Praying Mantis, Chen-style Taijiquan, Baguazhang, etc.

Practicing for Health

The practice of TCMA involves physical and mental exercises which can result in improved overall health. The internal side of training uses more mental focus to improve the quantity and quality of Qi (bio-energy) flow.


Dedicated practice can lead to:

  • improved balance and strength

  • improve flexibility

  • reduced stress

  • lower blood pressure

  • weight loss

  • increased self-confidence

  • improved awareness of one's
    self and of one's surroundings

  • and more!

How does TCMA differ?

Traditional training focuses on the five fundamental principles of martial arts practice: hands, eyes, body structure, technique, and stepping.


Due to the numerous applications and depth of the practice, traditional training takes years of dedicated practice to attain proficiency. There are no shortcuts to attaining higher quality and deeper understanding.

What is Qigong?

Qigong roughly translates to “energy work.” It is the art of developing and cultivating the body’s Qi, or bio-energy, often through mindful breathing and meditation.

There are many forms of Qigong practice and a wide variety of  training purposes. Reasons for practice can range from bettering one's health to improving one's martial arts skills


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