Monthly Newsletter – November 2017

Monthly Newsletter – November

Dear Friends,

Welcome back.  I hope this newsletter finds you well.  I look forward to a new year of helping you reach your goals in the martial arts.  We have quite a few exciting things happening right now.  We will be adding more Tai Chi, Kungfu, Kickboxing, and Combatives classes than ever before.  In addition, there are several events I’d like to get on your radar, including performances, competitions, and shows.  I’ve come across so many interesting things that I wanted to share with you all. Whether you practice Kungfu or Tai Chi, I think you’ll benefit from keeping an open mind and watching a few of these videos. And as always, from seminars, to competitions, demo’s and other activities, you won’t want to miss out on the action at CMAA!

School Closings
Kungfu Sash Test Recap
CMAA Holiday Dinner
Kungfu Competition
Why Practice Martial Arts
你的孩子能从武术训练中收获什么?(丰富大学申请和简历 )
Chinese Martial Arts and Acrobats at the Egg!
CMAA on Instagram
Women’s Self Defense
Festival of Nations Recap




CMAA will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 23rd and 24th.  Saturday classes will be held as regularly scheduled.  

Kungfu Competition
This competition is good for students of all levels.  Well organized, with a good showing of competitors, the 13th Annual University Wushu Games (UWG) will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at the University of Maryland, College Park.  For more information please go to:   

We learn important lessons when we compete and martial arts offer all types of competitions for those who seek to benefit from competition experience.  From small tournaments to national and international tournaments, individuals can choose to compete in either individual forms or various types of sparring.  From goal setting to developing the confidence to perform in front of a large group, it doesn’t matter which events they choose, the benefits remain numerous.  From learning to deal with loss and disappointment, to winning gold, qualifying for a national team spot or competing internationally, important life lessons will be learned.  Additionally, achievements can also be listed on student’s CV’s.      


Why Practice Martial Arts?

I was posed the question, “What can my children get from doing martial arts?”. I was slightly taken aback. Such a simple question caused my mind to race. Martial arts are my life. Through martial arts I’ve traveled the world, made lifelong friendships developed the ability to protect myself. Through Marital arts I’ve developed physical, spiritual and emotional health. I’ve even made a successful career out of it. How could I summarize my life’s purpose in a simple, succinct and accurate response?

Over the course of your (or your child’s) martial arts journey, you may also wonder, “What are the benefits to practicing martial arts? Is it worth the time and money?” In reflecting on the value of martial arts, I wanted to share with you just some of the many things you can get from training martial arts!  These are important for those looking to strengthen their college applications CV's and resumes!

Read more here:


A picture is worth a thousand words.  These guys came in to demonstrate all that they have been working toward.  From our newest students to our most senior ranked students to test, I was equally impressed with their efforts.  What a great group!




Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin,
People’s Republic of China
Sunday, November 26 • 3:00pm

CMAA Festival of Nations demo highlights! So proud of this team.  Busy with so many school activities and obligations, they made time to prepare.  Congrats you guys, you helped to showcase diversity in the capital region, and highlight an aspect of culture in an incredibly exciting fashion.  




Women’s Self Defense

It’s the most important thing in Women's Self Defense! (or any self defense for that matter!) Is it the eye poke, groin kick, or taser? What do you think?

What if I told you the most important thing in self defense isn’t learning how to escape a bear hug, or a sucker punch?  What if I told you, it wasn’t a martial arts technique at all? 

Awareness is the most important thing in self defense.  It’s the key to protecting yourself. However, as it’s all encompassing it seems impossible. In the real world we are constantly multi-tasking. Driving while drinking coffee, listening to the radio, and thinking about all the errands we need to run during our lunch break. The reality is that we cannot be 100% aware 100% of the time. This would be is impossible. However, this doesn’t mean that awareness is not the answer. It means we must develop situational awareness. Situational awareness are guidelines for when and how to use awareness.

Get all the FREE info here!

If you would like to organize a private group lesson for Women’s Self Defense, please contact CMAA and let us help!


CMAA Holiday Dinner
Join CMAA friends and Family for our annual holiday dinner party!

With all the holidays and family get-togethers this time of year, we would like to organize a time for the CMAA family to be together outside the school. Please join us for a holiday dinner celebration!

Date: Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:30pm.  

Please reserve your spot ASAP as space is limited! The cost is $15/kids (12 and under) and $20/Adults. Please pay in advance by check or cash at the school as we have reserved the restaurant for our group.

*Deadline: Please register ASAP as the party size is limited and we expect to reach capacity!

Halloween at CMAA
Thanks to everyone who came to class in costume, it was so much fun seeing these characters training Kungfu!  



As usual please stay tuned for more exciting action at CMAA!