Professional Martial Arts Academy (PMAA) has been a leader in the Chinese Martial Arts community for the past 10 years. We are conveniently located in the Northern Virginia area just 10 minutes from Dulles Airport.
Our programs at PMAA have been developed through years of experience, constant study, and continued research into the areas of sports science. We believe this is what sets us apart from other Chinese Martial Arts studios. PMAA was born out of the dream to create a professional training facility with coaching tailored to the needs of each individual student/athlete. What we have created is a martial arts training facility with cutting edge sports science training methods combined with decades of experience behind Chinese training protocols.
In addition to our advanced training methods, our classes are fun-filled and energetic. We have programs to meet the needs of all ages; from our Little Pandas Class aimed at building physical and cognitive skills in toddlers, all the way up to our adult martial arts and Tai Chi programs taught by world champions!
At PMAA we have something for everyone – seasonal camps, afterschool programs, and birthday parties that are in addition to our robust Chinese Martial Arts training programs. PMAA has been one of the nation’s top competitive martial arts schools in the United States, producing several National, Pan American, and World Champions over the last 10 years.
Whether you are looking for a physical challenge, interested in instilling discipline in your child, or aspire to be a world class competitor, PMAA is the place that can help you achieve your goals. If you are looking for a place to call your second home, we welcome you to come be a part of our PMAA Family.
What is Wushu?
Wushu, which is also referred to as kung-fu, is the collective term for the martial art practices which originated and developed in China, and wushu is the well-spring of all Asian martial practices. Over its long history, wushu has developed into numerous distinct styles and systems, each incorporating their own techniques, tactics, principles and methods, as well as the use of a wide variety of traditional weaponry. The differing styles that have emerged focus on many aspects of combat, but more importantly they have absorbed the popular philosophies and moral practices of the people in China over the past 5000 years of development. With that, wushu has developed into more than just a simple system of attack and defense and has become a way to cultivate the body, mind and spirit in a positive way that is beneficial to all that practice it.
The character "Wu" in wushu is composed of two Chinese characters, namely "Zhi" which means "to stop" and "Ge" which is an ancient weapon of war. With that the essence of the character Wu is indeed to stop conflict and promote peace. The practice of wushu not only develops a strong and healthy body, but also a strong mind with high moral values, as its practice focuses on "Wu De" or martial ethics.
Today wushu has developed into various forms of practice, each with its own focus and goals. Some practices highlight health and well-being as their primary goal, while others stress maintaining the traditional culture and skills from which the arts originated. More recently, wushu has developed into a global competitive sport, which is practiced and enjoyed by thousands of people worldwide due to its unique and exciting content. Sport wushu is categorized into two main categories, namely Taolu (Routines Competition) and Sanda (Free-Fighting Competition).
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