Programs

Build:

  • Self-confidence

  • Focus

  • Value development

  • Fitness

  • Friendships

Ages 6+

 

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:45pm

GBCCA (437 Cherry St, Newton, MA)

 

Sundays:

Lexington Chinese School (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Chinese School Andover (3:15pm - 4:15pm)

Early stages of training focus on building a foundation in stances, kicks, hand forms, sequences (forms), pad work, speed, and reaction. Each of the basics have advanced levels and eventually lead to weapons practice including: staff, saber, sword, and more.

 

When appropriate, students will be encouraged to demonstrate their physical and intellectual understanding of the material by testing within our youth program and the YMAA Shaolin Kung Fu curriculum.

Kung Fu is more than just kicks, punches, and earning belts.
It helps students develop self-confidence, awareness, and respect for one’s community and environment.

youth kung fu

taijiquan (tai chi)

As a soft style, Taijiquan (Tai Chi) emphasizes relaxed muscles to allow for better Qi flow. With improved Qi flow and a concentrated mind, practitioners learn to sense, neutralize, and redirect an opponent’s force.

Intro to Taijiquan

 

Build your foundation with our intro course:

Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is an internal style martial art based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang. Although practiced primarily for its health benefits, Taijiquan’s foundation lies in its martial roots. All students begin their journey with fundamentals before having the option to explore the applicable sides of training in Yang-Style Taijiquan (楊氏太極拳).

Next Steps

After completing the intro course, students can continue their practice through different paths.

Health

 

Refine your form, deepen your Qigong practice, and enjoy the health benefits.

 

Refine fundamentals and Part 1. Students have the option to test the YMAA Taiji curriculum level 1 requirement: Part 1 slow speed.

 

Refine fundamentals and learn Part 2 and Part 3

Martial

 

Complete Taiji I & II and begin developing your martial understanding with applications, Jing (martial power) training, and additional drills in the comprehensive YMAA Taijiquan curriculum.

Pushing Hands

 

Develop sensitivity and neutralization skills through various drills - centering, Pushing Hands, Peng Lu Ji An, Taiji Symbol (Yin Yang Symbol), and more

Improve:

  • Balance & stability

  • Physical and mental relaxation

  • Mobility

  • Overall health

In-Person:

Mondays, 6pm - 7pm

YMAA Boston (756 South St, Roslindale, MA)

 

Tuesdays, 10am - 11am

Sanda Fighting Arts (100 Parker St, Watertown, MA)

Online Live Classes:

Mondays, 7pm - 8:15pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am - 9:35am

Saturdays, 9am - 10:15am

Teens/adult kung fu

Classes follow the YMAA Shaolin curriculum which teaches two styles of Chinese martial arts:

Long Fist Kung Fu and White Crane Kung Fu

 

All students begin by building a foundation in stances, kicks, hand forms, and barehand sequences (forms). Partner practice includes matching sequences, reaction, Qin Na (joint locks/control), and take downs. Students are highly encouraged to test through the YMAA system. After the first level, students begin learning weapons including staff, saber, short rods, sword, and eventually spear.

Long Fist is a northern style which specializes in mid to long-ranged fighting techniques. Excelling in the use of the legs while only using the hands to block, parry, and set up for kicking, Long Fist requires the lower half of it's practitioner's body to be strong, flexible, and agile.

In-Person:

Mondays, 7pm - 9pm

YMAA Boston (756 South St, Roslindale, MA)

Online Live Classes:

Mondays, 5:30pm - 7pm

Wednesdays, 6pm - 7:30pm

Saturdays, 9:30am - 10:30am

Improve:

  • Physical condition

  • Coordination

  • Discipline

  • Overall health

White Crane is a Southern style that excels in short to mid-ranged combat. White Crane is a Soft-Hard style, meaning it places equal emphasis on internal and external training.