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Xylia Hall

If You Want to Change Your Life for the Better – This is the Place to Start!
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 US Kuo Shu Academy, and the support of a caring kung fu community, I know I can meet my challenges with grace and resilience. At US Kuo Shu Academy you not only learn techniques, but also life lessons. Try out the introductory lessons package. You’ll thank yourself later!

 

Irvin Lee

The Best School of Martial Arts
“My children have been students for more than 4 years now and they love this school of martial arts. U.S Kuo Shu Academy is their second home, learning not just Kung-fu but also developing ones character as a good, responsible, respectful and disciplined citizen. Thank you very much Grandmaster Huang, Master Michael Huang and all the teachers and students for making this place the best school of martial arts."

 

Nam Phamdo

I've Grown Tremendously Over the Past 6 Years!
I’ve been studying Tai Ji and Xing Yi at this school for over six years and love every single minute. The head instructor, Grandmaster Huang Chien Liang, is a truly world renowned martial artist who has been teaching for over 40 years. The senior instructors are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I’ve grown tremendously over the past six years and have seen the same growth in my fellow classmates. The school also offers programs in adult Kung Fu and kids Kung Fu. Highly recommended.

 

Danny Chen

Improving concentration and gaining confidence at school.
Awesome school with great instructors! My five-year son has been taken classes past 6 months and he is improving every week on his skills. I also see him improving concentration and gaining confident at school and outings. Since the school is relatively new, the student to instructor ratio is really good. I recommend to try the intro classes to see if child likes martial art and go from there .

 

Charisse Glass

I couldn't imagine him practicing/learning anywhere else.
My son joined U.S. Kuo Shu Academy 1 year ago, & I couldn't imagine him practicing/learning anywhere else. The way in which the instructors are beyond dedicated & personable with the students is so amazing. I greatly appreciate Master Huang for ensuring my son's continuance & elevation at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy. I greatly appreciate Ms. Haley giving my son private lessons & for Shi Fu Anderson's evaluation. My son started during the pandemic, took classes virtually, & thrived rapidly. Due to the instructors vigilance & guidance, my son was able to advance quickly. Again, I'm so grateful to U.S. Kuo Shu Academy and the value in which everyone involved has added to my son's growth.

 

Mark Gamazaychikov

This has been an awesome experience overall.
My experience at Us Kuoshu Academy has been amazing. From the first moment I stepped in, I felt welcomed and part of a big family. This school has helped improve my flexibility, athleticism, and mentality about school, sports, and emotions. I trust that I can defend myself, which was one of the main reasons I start going to USKA. My confidence took a leap when I started teaching, and hasn't stopped leaping ever since. This has been an awesome experience overall.

 

Margot Jay

I am proud to call U.S. Kuo Shu Academy my family.
I am proud to call U.S. Kuo Shu Academy my family. My Kung Fu journey began at this school when I was a toddler watching my older brother take classes and compete in tournaments. I used to stand in the lobby trying to follow along with the Kung Fu moves until I was old enough to start lessons myself.

Flash forward over twelve years, and I am now a college student reaping the benefits of U.S. Kuo Shu Academy’s teachings every day. U.S. Kuo Shu Academy is a place where everyone can feel welcome, find support, and grow to be the best version of themself. When my U.S. Kuo Shu Academy journey began as a young child, I did not understand the extent to which Kung Fu would shape my life. I grew up at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy not just learning martial arts techniques and having fun (which you have lots of!) but also learning life skills that apply to all aspects of my life.

Visiting my Kung Fu family is one thing that I look forward to every time I am home from college thanks to my incredible experience at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy that I know will last a lifetime.

 

Sheri Moreau

this school has literally changed my life
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

 

Babasa Family

You are surrounded by staff that are friendly, smart, and sincerely caring people
Our kids have been fortunate to have the rare privilege of learning kung fu from Grandmaster Chien-Liang Huang and Master Michael Huang for nearly 7 years. Besides the benefits of mindful exercise, learning self-defense, BUILDING SELF-CONFIDENCE, you are surrounded by staff that are friendly, smart, and sincerely caring people. The curriculum is incredibly vast - you can learn more than just kung fu techniques, forms, and self-defense. They offer seizing/grappling, a wide range of short and long weapons, multi-person forms, Tai Chi, meditation, and several other little-known internal martial arts that are truly hidden gems. U.S. Kuoshu Academy is the preeminent traditional Chinese martial arts school where you can unlock the undiscovered potential within yourself and will always be challenged both physically and intellectually.

 

Hiba L.

The US Kuo Shu Academy is a wonderful place for aspiring martial artists.
The US Kuo Shu Academy is a wonderful place for aspiring martial artists. Regardless of age or physical ability, the teachers and peers are all kind and encouraging. I have had some joint and back problems in the past, however I found that here, they emphasize your personal comfortability. Pushing yourself enough to grow but not enough for you to break. There is also a huge place to grow PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. Overall US Kuo Shu Academy is a wonderful place to join if you're interested in not just any martial arts, but also in developing your mind, body, and spirit.

 

Janice Fitzsimmons

We highly recommend U.S. Kuo Shu Academy to students of all ages
My children and I have been privileged and honored to train with Grandmaster Huang for many years through numerous seminars. The opportunity to train with him is INVALUABLE given his wealth of KNOWLEDGE and DEDICATION in traditional Chinese martial arts, focusing on mind, body & spirit. We have known Grandmaster Huang, Master Michael Huang, and their instructor staff for more than 14 years, and we hold them in the highest regard. Their dedication to martial arts and their students is exceptional. U.S. Kuo Shu Academy is not a fly-by-night school that is here today and gone tomorrow. It has a well established reputation in not only Maryland but also the Chinese martial arts world. We highly recommend U.S. Kuo Shu Academy to students of all ages who are interested in authentic and high quality martial arts training for themselves and/or their family members.

 

Mr. Jason Harris

The US Kuo Shu Academy is an excellent place to learn traditional Chinese Martial Arts.
The US Kuo Shu Academy is an excellent place to learn traditional Chinese Martial Arts. It welcomes beginner to advanced students, and students with no previous experience. The instructors at the academy are extremely PROFESSIONAL and the facilities are clean and FAMILY FRIENDLY. I would recommend the US Kuo Shu Academy to anyone looking to practice Chinese Martial Arts.

 

Tanesha Collins

A school that focuses on character development
"I love this Academy for my son. His development has been amazing with his focus, confidence and communication. The teachers are so patient, knowledgeable and skillful. If you want a school that focuses on character development and being a good person along with setting personal goals…

This is the place for you and your family!!!!!!!"

 

Chris Aitken

I Couldn't Be Happier With The Program
"I started training with USKSA because I was looking for a new challenge, something to dedicate my time to learning and bettering myself. I couldn’t be happier with the program, the instructors, and the other students. It’s a great place for both beginners and experienced martial artists."

 

Nadia Kim

The School is Very Friendly and Family-Oriented
I first started with this school back in 2000 and was very impressed. After a very long hiatus and living life I not only returned but brought two out of three kids so far to also join. Since joining my kids have thrived and I have lost over 50 lbs. If you push its an amazing work out and I am no spring chicken. The staff at this school are AWESOME! They work with the students to help them achieve growth and push them to strive for excellence. The environment at the school is very friendly and family-oriented and I don’t think I could have picked a better school.

 

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Erica W.

I Am Physically and Mentally Healthier
I’ve been a student for over three years at USKSA. The curriculum is extensive and the instructors are very knowledgeable. In my time here, I’ve grown as a martial artist and a person. I am physically and mentally healthier. Currently they offer socially distanced in person classes and online classes. I highly recommend them!

 

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Suzan Lumpkin

Dedicated to a complete mind body experience.
Outstanding instruction. Authentic training. Dedicated to a complete mind body experience. Including self development with martial arts training. A real community of support and positive growth mindset. I appreciate the sincere caring and instruction I receive. Thank you Grandmaster Huang.

 

Alyssa Shedlosky

I highly recommend this school.
My sons and I have been at USKSA for over two years training in Kung Fu and Tai Ji Quan. It's a wonderful community of people and the classes are great with a variety of self-defenses, sparring, forms with and without weapons, and meditation. There's so much to learn and you'll see and feel the progression within just a few weeks but never get bored for years to come.

Best of all, there's a place for everyone - no matter your abilities. Each person is physically and mentally challenged in their own ways and USKSA really promotes that this is your journey to take and they're there to support you. I highly recommend this school so stop wondering whether to sign up and just do it!

 

Shelly Henriquez-Neill

The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and the student camaraderie is so genuine and supportive
This school is transformative. Everything from the quality of the classes and the quality of instruction is top notch. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and the student camaraderie is so genuine and supportive. Even in pandemic times the virtual classes are very well run and organized. The curriculum is designed to transcend physical distancing challenges and my training has continued and even improved during this time. The leadership program truly sets a foundation for anyone of any age to develop and better themselves while learning how to give back by teaching and community service. If you want to learn authentic Chinese martial arts from some of the best in the world, compete internationally, still maintain a solid practice even while virtual and integrate self-improvement all at the same time, look no further. Take the free intro classes and get into it!

 

Chris Tiu

They've treated us like family
Our son started learning Kung Fu at US Kuo Shu earlier this year and we couldn't have imagined a better experience for him. The teachers and masters have been so HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE to our son and our family. So far, in addition to the skill, technique, etc., he's learned a lot more than just the martial arts. They've treated us like family and we look forward to seeing him grow with his classmates and teachers.

 

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Looking forward to continuing my journey of training with UKSA
So far so good! I have been attending for a month and some change but have LEARNED MORE IN THAT SHORT TIME what it would have took over year to learn from previous martial arts schools I've attended. Moreover, I feel with practice within one year, I would able to effectively defend myself in a potential deadly street situation with no problem.

Also during class, they break up a single class into smaller segments with an instructor for each where as other schools have a single instructor overseeing 15 to 20 people doing the same routines. Each student here gets a semi-private lesson during class with a more advanced student to hone your present skillset under the watchful eye of the senior instructor(s). I have had some occurrences where there have been up three senior instructors on the floor assisting students at one time. Although I haven't had any weapons training as of yet, it may be soon for they start training with those in the earlier levels unlike other who start at the far more advance levels and years.

I have taken a series of martial art forms before such as Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, and three plus years of Goju Ryu Karate but I would honestly say I'm really satisfied and is really looking forward to continuing my journey of training with UKSA

 

Cortney Clulow

I am thankful to this school for giving me Kung Fu for my whole self: body, mind and spirit
Kung Fu has been in my life on and off for the past 20 years. For the past two years at USKFA, I have been practicing with instructors who have shown me WHY THIS ART FORM HAS PERSISTED for thousands of years. It is the science of movement and the human body. And it is peace and balance and humility. I am thankful to this school for giving me Kung Fu for my whole self: body, mind and spirit.

 

Karuna Skariah

a place where you seek and build your community of fellow martial arts students and life-long practitioners.
The US Kuo Shu Academy is not your average run-of-the-mill martial arts center but a place where you seek and build your community of fellow martial arts students and life-long practitioners. My family joined, intending to learn a new skill and became part of a most vibrant community. Along with the physical aspect of memorizing and refining the numerous forms and sequences, we are learning to move in harmony with the mind, body, and spirit. Each class begins and ends with a positive intention, which leaves us FEELING EMPOWERED AND REJUVENATED. The coaches and Shi Fus are ever-present and compassionate. Each session is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the moving meditation and mental discipline of Tai Chi. We love the US Kuo Shu Academy!

 

Mr. Hodge

I make it a priority to not miss a single one
I highly recommend this school if you are in the Maryland area as you have an incredible opportunity to train at US Kuoshu Academy. I have had the opportunity to learn from Grandmaster Huang over the past 20-years when he comes out to California to teach seminars to our black belts and students, and I make it a priority to not miss a single one. The US Kuoshu Academy instructors are EXCELLENT MARTIAL ARTISTS, not to mention they are also all around great people.

 

Drukeenu Nolan

I recommend them to anyone with children.
My daughter started coming here at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year and when I say that I have seen a MIRACULOUS CHANGE IN MY CHILD, I am not kidding you! The staff has worked with my child who has been an introvert from birth now much more out going and looks forward to coming every week. I am now in the process of convincing my brother to allow two of his children to stay with me so that they can start. I recommend them to anyone with children. The decision that me and my daughter made in back to school night to come for the free lesson was the best decision that we have made. Kudos to all the staff!

 

Rebekah Hogg

I Immediately Felt Welcomed.
“I started martial arts here after a (rougly) 19 year hiatus. I immediately felt welcomed. The instructors are compassionate, patient, and extremely knowledgable. The content is comprehensive, and the classes day by day and week by week are wonderfully structured. If you want to get back into the arts, or even start for the 1st time, I highly reccomend US Kuo Shu academy."

 

Mitchell Jay

Fostering a Community of Caring, Hardworking, and Kind Individuals
“I have attended U.S. Kuo [Shu] Academy for 13 years, and cannot even begin to describe the impact the school has had on me as both a martial artist and a person. Expert instructors teach the rich curriculum with great skill, focusing on techniques relevant to both self-defense and wellness. However, it is not just the superior curriculum and teaching methods that make this school so special. U.S. Kuo [Shu] Academy truly instills in students its motto ‘Virtue, Wisdom, Humility, Martial arts.’ This motto permeates the student body, fostering a community of caring, hardworking, and kind individuals. If you want to become a skilled martial artist and improve yourself, physically, mentally, emotionally, and ethically, then there is not a better place than U.S. Kuo [Shu] Academy.”

 

Judy Sulisufaj

Instructors are All Top-notch and Embody Exactly What a Martial Artist Should
My daughter has been a student at US Kuo Shu since 2009. The instructors are all top-notch and embody exactly what a martial artist should… discipline, character, knowledge, professionalism, etc. The standards are very high and well respected in the community. I highly recommend this school above all others.

 

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Lisa R.

I Highly Recommend US Kuo Shu Academy
During the pandemic US Kuo Shu Academy provided virtual classes to affiliated schools like mine, IFC Martial Arts & Fitness in Gaithersburg, MD. I truly appreciated their kind support during this difficult time. US Kuo Shu Zoom classes helped keep me inspired and motivated to practice while my school was closed for in person classes. I highly recommend US Kuo Shu Academy their teachers are extremely professional, thorough and fun! Thank you US Kuo Shu Academy

 

Andria Yu

This is truly a traditional Chinese martial arts school.
I've been studying at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy for about six years now, and I am so impressed by the depth of knowledge that the instructors at this school have. This is truly a traditional Chinese martial arts school.

I have been learning Tai Ji Quan from this school, and it's exactly the type of Tai Ji I was looking for. Not just the basic stuff you learn from a community center or gym, but true in-depth knowledge of the martial aspects of tai chi and how it builds the inner energy, the chi. There's meditation, Qi Gong and weapons work, too!

Everyone at the school is so supportive of the students and of one another. And you not only learn martial arts, you learn ways to become the best version of yourself.

 

Reginald Wright

The best part about this place are the teachers in my opinion
Awesome academy! I would recommend this school to anyone who ever thought of undergoing martial arts training. Growing up I always had a fascination with Chinese culture and the martial arts. You get the best of both worlds with USKSA. The best part about this place are the teachers in my opinion. To me the best teachers are the ones who understand the material that they are teaching thoroughly and who can perform said material at a high to elite level. USKSA has no shortage of awesome individuals who embody this 💖

 

Anna Jao

You will find no ego or bravado here, just positivity, discipline, and inspiration to become the best possible version of yourself.
I have had the privilege of learning from Grandmaster Huang over the last 20 years when he comes to visit our school to teach seminars every year. He is a true martial artist in the traditional sense - discipline, wisdom, and respect are foundational pillars of his character, but I have also always appreciated his sense of humor. You will find no ego or bravado here, just positivity, discipline, and inspiration to become the best possible version of yourself.

 

Margaret Boas

They truly care about their students, and provide expertise and support
The US Kuo Shu Academy is an amazing, traditional martial arts school with stellar instructors and an incredibly well-developed curriculum. My experience there – both at Owings Mills and in Columbia - has been NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING.

The Tai Chi program provides an incredibly layered experience that combines both the meditative/health aspects of Tai Chi, along with the martial aspects of the form.

Students start with the Yang Style empty hand form, but can progress from there to Pushing Hands, as well as a variety of weapon forms (i.e.: straight sword, broadsword, long staff). Instruction is individualized within a very comprehensive curriculum that provides both group practice and individual instruction.

In addition to the regular, group classes, every student has the opportunity to schedule one-on-one private lessons with a single instructor approximately every other month. These private lessons provide the chance to really deepen a student’s understanding and improve their practice of the form.

The instructors are all qualified martial artists, but also extremely competent *teachers* who truly embody the motto of the school: Virtue, Wisdom, Humility, Martial Arts. They truly care about their students, and provide expertise and support in an environment that is both caring and rigorous.

Whether your interest is Tai Chi or Kung Fu, meditation or martial practice, this is the place to be.

 

Ray Ro

The instructors are all top notch, professional and truly care about each and every student.
My son and I are both students at USKSA and it has been an awesome experience for us. I’ve really enjoyed watching my son DEVELOP DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT while learning the fundamentals of Tien Shan Pai. The instructors are all top notch, professional and truly care about each and every student. In addition to learning Kung Fu, my flexibility, endurance and coordination have all greatly improved. I’m very pleased with my experience and would recommend USKSA to anyone!

 

Rae Love

The word awesome comes to mind and then gratitude and then development and so much more
I’m smiling 😃right now as I think about the changes I’ve seen in my son. He just received his white with orange stripe sash at US KUO SHO. Let me give you some context. The word awesome comes to mind and then gratitude and then development and so much more. I looked for a place that had marshall arts and took students that are on the autism spectrum🧩. Why is that important🤔? For me it was because we wanted to ensure the difference in learning would not lead to frustration. We wanted him to thrive and that’s what he did. We went in with the goal of him having more physical balance (for his gait), self confidence and strength. It has been almost 3 months and we have seen things that have MOVED ME TO TEARS. His balance has improved where he is not longer waddling. He works on his character development everyday - thx to the sheets from the school. The teachers here are amazing and they are actively involved in my sons development with himself, at home, at school and in the community. I’m so thankful and invite you as a parent to try them out — you WILL NOT be disappointed❤️.

 

Alison Reznikov

The welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff provide a true community feel.
I have been a Kung Fu student at the US 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 US Kuo Shu Academy to those looking to challenge themselves and grow as both a martial artist and a person.

 

Ruth Simon

The best part of USKSA is the teaching staff.
Practicing Tai Ji Quan has been a long-held goal for me. After numerous attempts and failures over the past ten years, I decided to make a commitment to learning and joined the US Kuo Shu Academy. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time because I’ve not only had success in beginning to learn this beautiful and graceful martial art, but I’ve also developed the confidence to know that I will continue to succeed. The best part of USKSA is the teaching staff. Each teacher knows the subject thoroughly, conveys the lessons with EXPERTISE AND KINDNESS, and treats everyone with courtesy and respect. Another wonderful aspect of my training is the other students. They are a warm, welcoming group who care as much about your progress as the teachers do. And then there are the many health benefits of regular exercise and a fitness discipline. I look forward to a long association with USKSA and feel very lucky to be part of this outstanding school.

 

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