name of our system is Yin-Chuan School of the Dragon. Yin-Chuan means
empty fist in peace and dragon fist in combat. This system is governed by the Maryland
Professional Karate Association (MPKA). Under our close supervision you will
be taught three distinct, yet combined methods of self-defense. First you will
begin to learn Kenpo Karate, the Law Of The Empty Hand. This is a highly
skilled Chinese art of fighting based principally on flowing circling patterns,
both hard and soft movements. Karate is mainly striking and hitting with the
hands and feet. Next you will be taught Ju-Jitsu. This consists of the
bending and twisting of the body joints along with the application of pressure
points. Finally you will study Judo, which is a system of throws and
falls. As you advance in rank you will begin to notice that all three forms are
combined together to formulate the Yin-Chuan style. We have adopted the dragon
as our symbol. The dragon movements were devised to develop alertness and
concentration, with very little outward strength, with emphasis on breathing in
the lower abdomen, along with the coordination of mind, body and spirit. An
important point to remember is that the body movements are long, flowing and
continuous, which suddenly snap out and strike a target like a whip. In this
manner you will gain explosive power. Your body must be completely relaxed under
pressure when in a combat situation. It is our belief that every student can
become very good in this art and that reflexes can be highly developed if each
person dedicates his/her self with concentrated study.
must be treated equally. One of our goals is to produce the fighting
heart. This attitude is one of determination to commit everything to do one’s
best to win in spite of any obstacle. I can and will succeed, whatever the cost.
will earn your belts by your own abilities and at your own pace. There
are no automatic hours involved. You are in competition with no one but
yourself. Of course, the more times you attend classes the better skilled you
does not matter what branch you attend in our system, such as Recreation
Councils, Health Clubs or Community Centers, etc. You are an equal member of our
organization. The atmosphere may vary but your training will be the same in each
and every one of our schools.
is a wide variety of classes and times to choose from, so please check our
schedules. The belt ranking is as follows: white, advanced white, yellow,
orange, purple, blue, green (first instructor’s rank), brown (first, second
and third degree), and black (first to the tenth degree).
you for the interest. May we be able to make your stay a healthful and
fulfilling one. Welcome aboard.
Maryland Professional Karate Association, Inc. (MPKA)
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