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USMA will be closed July 23, 24, 25, and 27 for the 2015 US International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament

USMA will be closed July 23, 24, 25, and 27 for the 2015 US International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament

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.

 

Spring Holidays and Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament

Spring Holidays and Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament

US in the Chinese style drawing of spring birds and blossomsMartial Arts Academy, Ltd. is open  with no changes in the schedule for the week of March 30 – April 6th.  We are not closed due to any religious holiday during this period.

However, Saturday, April 11, 2015, we will not be having our regular Saturday class schedule.  No classes will be held on April 11th.  We will be hosting the annual Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament.

Tournament activities will begin at 10:30am.  Late – at- the- Door – Registration begins at 11:00am.  The tournament should start at 12:00pm, noon.

 

2015 Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament Information

2015 Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament Information

April 2014 Grandmaster Huang's Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament at US Martial Arts Academy Ltd, Timonium, Md 20193Grandmaster Huang, Chien-Liang’s 2015 Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament will be held on April 11th at US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd in Timonium, Maryland.

Local Tien Shan Pai schools affiliated with Grandmaster  will compete in the following events:

External Kung Fu Forms Competitions

Youths and adults can participate in single competitor empty hand and weapons forms, two competitor empty hand and weapons forms in beginner, intermediate, and advanced events.

External Light Contact Sparring

Contestants from 8 years old through adult can engage in light contact competition.  All competitors must wear appropriate head gear, hand gear, foot gear, a mouth guard, and all males must wear groin protection.

Internal Tai Chi Forms

Youths and adults can square off in  single competitor empty hand and weapon events.

Internal Sparring

Tai Chi sparring, Pushing Hands, will be held for internal style competitors.

Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament Registration

On-line registration has begun.  Interested parties should use the 2015 Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament link.  This on-line link will be available for competitors to register until April 8th.  Registration for youth & adult is $35 for the first event and $5 each for each additional event.

After April 8th, competitors may use Late Registration, on the day of the tournament.   At the door late registration begins at 11:00am on April 11th.  The Late Registration fees for youth & adult is $45 for the first event and $5 each for each additional event.

Competition begins at 12:00pm.

Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament Venue

The US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd school will be used for this tournament.  No Saturday classes will be held on April 11th.  Competitors should bring any equipment needed for competition, included personal sparring equipment and weapons.

US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd has some equipment for sale.  Snacks, water, and other drinks will be sold.  As the competition area is also the school’s classroom area, please do not bring non water or snacks into the competition area.

Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament Directions

U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Ltd., Timonium, Maryland

Outside view of US Martial Arts Academy, Ltd, in Timonium, Maryland 21093

Adjacent Parking

Some of the businesses sharing the parking lot with U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Ltd. will be open for business on the day of the tournament.

Please park in the adjacent parking lot which is connected to our parking lot by steps.

From I83: take exit 16A East Timonium Road. Turn right on Aylesbury Road and turn right into the access road (just after Rebounders) that leads to the Lutherville Station Shopping Center (Lohman’s, Old Navy, etc.). Turn right into the back parking lot. See the purple highlight on the map.

Traveling South on York Road: turn right on to Aylesbury Road. Turn left into the access road (just after Rebounders) that leads to the Lutherville Station Shopping Center (Lohman’s, Old Navy, etc.). Turn right into the back parking lot. See the blue highlight on the map.

Traveling North on York Road: turn left (westward) on to Aylesbury Road. Turn left into the access road (just after Rebounders) that leads to the Lutherville Station Shopping Center (Lohman’s, Old Navy, etc.). Turn right into the back parking lot. See the red highlight on the map.

See Chinese martial arts.  Join us!