New video course coming December 14th!
White Crane Barehand vs Staff
by Michelle Lin & Quentin Lopes
Learn jumping drills, staff techniques, partner drills, and the sequence from the only instructional video available.
Barehand vs Staff, or Kong Shou Dui Gun (空手對棍), is a 4th level requirement in the YMAA Shaolin curriculum.
Pushing Hands Workshops
Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm
Location: Metrowest Kung Fu – 69 Main St, Maynard MA
#1 Pushing Hands & Centering – December 10th& & 17th
#2 Rollback & Centering – January 7th & 14th
Discounts if you attend both workshops and for Wu An students!
Improve your health and refine martial skills
Hi, we’re Jon and Michelle! We’re practitioners of traditional Chinese martial arts with a combined 30+ years of teaching experience. We founded Wu An Martial Arts to continue the spirit of promoting peace through traditional training. Wu An is a branch school of Yang’s Martial Arts Association: YMAA Wu An
Online Live Classes
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Traditional Chinese Martial Arts & Qigong
Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (TCMA) is an umbrella term that refers to styles such as Kung Fu and Taijiquan (Tai Chi), which were developed over the centuries. Within Kung Fu and Taijiquan are many sub-styles including White Crane Kung Fu, Long Fist Kung Fu, and Yang-style Taijiquan.
Qigong (“Chi-gong”) roughly translates to “energy work.” It is the art of developing and cultivating the body’s Qi, or bioenergy, often through mindful breathing and meditation. Qigong exercises are incorporated into our Taiji classes.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
Taijiquan is an internal style martial art based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang. Although practiced primarily for its health benefits, Taijiquan’s foundation lies in its martial roots.
White Crane Kung Fu
White Crane Kung Fu is a Southern style that excels in short to mid-ranged combat. It is considered a Soft-Hard style, meaning it places equal emphasis on internal and external training.
Long Fist Kung Fu
Long Fist Kung Fu is a Northern style which specializes in its footwork. It requires practitioners to develop strong, flexible, and agile legs.
Originating from China, lion dances are traditionally performed during celebrations to bring good luck. Two dancers operate the lion to the beating of drums, cymbals, and gongs. Lion dances are often performed by martial arts schools as the movements crossover with martial arts training.