Our program offers something for everyone to help them achieve their goals. Our classes can provide an excellent outlet for students looking to transform their body or just cultivate their health at a pace that is appropriate for you. Through regular training at USKSA, you will go through a wide range of movements. The movements will help strengthen the body, tone muscle, aid weight loss, improve stamina, and increase flexibility, coordination, and balance.
When the mind and the body are working in harmony, there is a sense of confidence and wellbeing that you will exude, and others will pick up on it.
Martial arts have been around for thousands of years because it provides an outlet to learn and develop control of your emotions and direct them with a positive and intelligent manner. The exciting movements may draw people in, but the inherent benefits are the ultimate gift of training in martial arts.
In today’s world, it is essential to find the balance in your life that will allow you to develop good health and to have some fun too! Our programs will give you just that and so much more.
Martial Arts Classes
At the U.S. Kuo Shu Academy, we teach a complete program in traditional Chinese martial arts. In the United States, these practices are sometimes called “Kung Fu.”
Our programs provide a trifecta of benefits for:
Body– Workout with a purpose. Reach for your personal health and fitness goals.
Mind– Focus on what matters. Relieve stress and create a sense of serenity.
Spirit– Get to the heart of it. Find the balance allowing you to have good health and have fun.
At the beginner level, the Kung Fu program includes stretching and warm-up exercises, striking and self-defense techniques, joint locks and prearranged sequences of techniques which we call “forms.” After developing skill at the beginner level, students start to take on sparring practice and weapons training. Later, some Kung Fu students elect to participate in the school’sTai Ji Quan(Tai Chi) curriculum, in order to develop a fuller perspective of the Chinese martial arts.
In the background of our instruction, we emphasize the philosophies expressed in the Tien Shan Pai Motto “Virtue, Wisdom, Humility, Martial Arts.” Students are expected to exhibit these qualities both inside and outside of the school.
Our principal Kung Fu style isTien Shan Pai, a northern style that originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known as an effective fighting style. At the same time, Tien Shan Pai also contains graceful emptyhand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and “ing shou” the demonstration of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands. Tien Shan Pai self-defense techniques are characterized by attacks from the side coupled with multiple blocks so that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift “hidden” steps to trick the opponent.
Our Kung Fu program also features forms from the Nanjing Central Kuo Shu Academy, a martial arts university created in the 1930s in China. Other Kung Fu styles include Ground style, Monkey style, Sun Bin boxing, and so on.
U.S. Kuo Shu Offers:
Optional private instruction.
Teacher training programs.
Martial Arts Weapons Training
We train in a variety of Chinese weapons, including broadsword, straight sword, long staff, short staff, spear, steel whip and big knife (Kwan Dao). Double weapon training (double straightsword, double broadsword, double hooksword) and weapon two-person sets are also included in the standard curriculum.
Students are also trained in qinna (joint locking and grappling), shuai chiao (Chinese wrestling/throwing), and san da (fighting techniques). For advanced practitioners, power training in iron palm, pole and martial qigong is possible.
Top Rated Adult Kung Fu Classes in Owings Mills, Maryland
U.S. Kuo Shu Academy is located on 10999 Red Run Blvd - Suite 214, Owings Mills, MD. From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) take BWI Departures and Friendship Rd to I-195 W, and head southeast on Friendship Rd. Then use the 2nd from the right lane to continue on Service Rd Lower Level, and slight right toward BWI Departures. Next continue onto BWI Departures, and BWI Departures turns left and becomes Friendship Rd. At this point keep left to stay on Friendship Rd, and continue on I-195 W. After that take I-695 N and I-795 N to Owings Mills Blvd in Owings Mills, and take exit 4 from I-795 N. Afterwards, continue onto I-195 W (signs for MD-170/MD-295/Interstate 95/Annapolis/Baltimore/Washington), and take exit 4A to merge onto I-95 N toward I-695/Baltimore. Next use the left lane to take exit 49B to merge onto I-695 N, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 19 toward I-795 N. Then continue onto I-795 N, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 4 to merge onto Owings Mills Blvd. At this point take Red Run Blvd to your destination, and merge onto Owings Mills Blvd. After that turn right onto Red Run Blvd, and turn left 2 times, then turn right. Finally, turn right, and U.S. Kuo Shu Academy will be on the right.
We are open Monday to Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM, Friday: 10 AM – 7:30 PM, Saturday: 9 AM – 1:30 PM, Sunday: 10 – 11:30 AM,
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