What Inspires us?

In a word, our youth! Young people are faced with crises on a daily basis that we never imagined con-fronting in our lives – so much so that one of our primary service areas (the Baldwin Hills community) has been nick-named “the Jungles”. Poverty, poor health, drugs, gangs, violence, greet them every day in a hundred ways.

Our Value to the Community

We have designed our martial arts and tutoring programs on the basis that “it takes a village to raise a child” and “it takes a child to inspire a village”. Our vision is to build a community that supports its youth and, in turn, a reason and vehicle for our youth to respect their community.

Class Schedule

Monday & Wednesday:
Youth Kenpo Karate (Pee Wee Beginners) — 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Youth Kenpo Karate (Beginning & Intermediate) — 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Adult Kenpo Karate (Intermediate & Advanced) — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursday:
Youth Kenpo Karate (Pee Wee Beginners) — 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Youth Kenpo Karate (Beginning & Intermediate) — 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Adult Kenpo Karate (Intermediate & Advanced) — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday :
Youth Kenpo Karate (Beginning & Intermediate) — 11:00 am –12:30 pm

Our Mission

It is our mission to help to develop our youth physically, emotionally and socially utilizing martial arts to instill in them discipline, coordination, fitness, body strength, self-defense, respect, leadership, self-confidence, self-control, self-esteem, and overall positive character.

Youth Program

YNMA has designed its after school martial arts and tutoring program on the bases that “it takes a village to raise a child” and “it takes a child to inspire a village.” Our program is a mechanism to facilitate our community in supporting its youth and, in turn, a reason and vehicle for our youth to respect their community.

Benefits

Improved physical fitness, health & well-being and self-esteem. Participation in martial arts competitions, Character development, Improved academic performance, Reduction in gang involvement, Exposure to higher education and career options, More youth enrolled in higher education and Established networks for social, academic and career success.