At the U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA), we offer classes for men, women, and children of all ages and ability levels in an atmosphere of respect, discipline, and camaraderie. Through this ancient practice, our goal is to help individuals train their mind, body, and spirit to reach their maximum potential.
Since 1973, we have produced national, international, and world champions. We have received a commendation from multiple Presidents of the United States for our dedication to excellence. We are proud of our history and look forward to continuing to develop some of the most exceptional students in the world.
Whether you want to be a world-class black sash, or get in shape, USKSA can help you achieve your individual goals.
We offer a large team of highly-trained, experienced instructors, and classes 7 days a week so you can fit martial arts training into your busy schedule. Proudly serving Ellicott City, Randallstown, Woodstock, Garrison, Gwynn Oak, Glenwood, Woodbine, Milford Mill, Worthington, Reisterstown, Finksburg, Gamber, Eldersburg, Pikesville, Sykesville, Brooklandville, Elkridge, Columbia, Clarksville, Guilford, Daniels, Worthington, Howard County, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Carroll County and the surrounding areas.
Develop a leadership mindset with discipline, focus, and integrity.
Increase strength and flexibility while improving stress management skills.
Join a community where you’re sure to make friends.
Gain confidence and learn conflict management skills to protect yourself.
Our martial arts focus is on the practice of Tien Shan Pai, a style of traditional Kung Fu originating from the mountains of northwestern China. It is well-known as an, Learn more...
You may think you’re looking for kids’ karate, taekwondo, or martial arts by another name. But our kids Kung Fu program is one of the most well-rounded extracurricular, Learn more...
We also place a strong emphasis on Tai Chi (Tai Ji Quan). Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art focusing on internal and external well-being. Also known as moving meditation, Learn more...
To complement any Kung Fu or Tai Chi class chosen, we also provide guided meditation. Meditation is an important part of the mind-body connection and a great way to, Learn more...
" If you want to change your life for the better – this is the place to start! Feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally through the varied benefits of Chinese martial arts. I went into this school as a soon-to-be divorced mother of two. Three years later, I am a changed person. Not only have I grown more physically fit, but also more confident in myself, and much more calm. I know that life is going to throw me many curve balls. But because of the skills I have learned at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy, and the support of a caring kung fu community, I know I can meet my challenges with grace and resilience. At U.S. Kuo Shu Academy you not only learn techniques, but also life lessons. Try out the introductory lessons package. You’ll thank yourself later! "
" I've been a tai chi student at USKSA since August 2017. After many years of searching for the right fit of martial arts training, tradition, philosophy, and rigor, this school has literally changed my life. I've now meditated daily for over 1,100 days (tracked with the Insight Timer app), and practice my tai chi and/or xi gong forms daily (sometimes for only 5-10 minutes, but nonetheless, daily!). My IMPROVED HEALTH, significant weight loss, and the physical and mental balance I've achieved in three short years are proof Grand Master Huang Chien-Liang's Tien Shan Pai system of martial arts instruction is the right fit for me, and for anyone in search of a traditional Chinese martial arts school. Namaste"
" I have been a Kung Fu student at the U.S. Kuo Shu Academy for 8 years. The welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff provide a true community feel. There is something for everyone of all ages! Group classes allow students to learn traditional martial arts while meeting new people and forming friendships, and private lessons with the skilled instructors allow students to refine their techniques. Everyone at the school is EXTREMELY FRIENDLY as well! My years spent here truly shaped me into the person I am today. I would definitely recommend the U.S. Kuo Shu Academy to those looking to challenge themselves and grow as both a martial artist and a person. "