US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd --- 9 West Aylesbury Road, Suite A --- Timonium, Maryland 21093 --- 410-561-9882 --- A Self-Defense Kung Fu School for Families -- Children and Adults and a Tai Chi School for Adults
US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd. will be closed July 23, 24, 25, and 27 so that students and staff can volunteer, participate, compete, and attend the 2015 US International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament in Hunt Valley, Maryland at the Hunt Valley Inn Wyndham Grand Hotel.
Join us! This is the largest Chinese martial arts tournament on the east coast. Participants from 15+ countries are expected. Usually, 400- 600 martial artists compete. On Saturday, the Lei Tai fights will be held, and forms competitions, light contact sparring, push hands sparring, and weapons sparring events will be run throughout the weekend. Vendors will also be selling martial arts equipment, clothing, etc.
We apologize for any inconvenience these tournament closings may cause. By Tuesday, the 28th, all of the tournament equipment will be packed away and USMA will resume its class schedule.
Grandmaster Huang taught two seminars on Sunday, October 27. The first seminar was Short Staff Fighting techniques and the second seminar was Gong Li Quan.
Short Staff Fighting techniques were created to deal with an attacker holding a short weapon, such as a club or short staff. However, for those students interested in Weapons Sparring at the tournament level, these techniques would also apply.
Gong Li Quan is an intermediate level form emphasizing power from the Mantis style.
Grandmaster Huang is offering two seminars on Sunday, October 27, 2013, here, at U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Ltd. The first seminar, is Short Staff Fighting Techniques from 10:00 – 12:00pm and Gong Li Quan from 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Short Staff Fighting Techniques are not a form but techniques that could be used in weapons sparring competition as well as good general knowledge in self defense. These techniques are the Chinese method of using a short staff.
Gong Li Quan is an empty hand dynamic intermediate to advanced form that emphasizes power and speed. The name of the form translates to Ultimate Power or Supreme Power. It would be a good form to use at tournament if practiced and mastered.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Grandmaster Huang. For the Short Staff Fighting Techniques seminar, the USMALtd student should be at a Blue Sash or higher and at least 10 years old. For the Gong Li Quan seminar, the USMALtd student should be a Purple Sash or higher and at least 10 years old.
The seminars will start promptly at 10am and 1:00pm. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early. All students must be warmed up and having stretched before lining up for Grandmaster at the beginning of the seminar. It is extremely disrespectful to arrive late for Grandmaster. There will be a one hour break between the seminars for lunch. Students taking both seminars should either bring a lunch or go get lunch nearby.