Our Organization

Youth ‘N Motion Academy, Inc. is a non-profit (501.c.3) organization committed to serving youth of all backgrounds in under-represented and at risk areas in the Los Angeles area.

We provide sponsorship and scholarships programs for children of all ages, in low income & disadvantage communities to have access to Martial Arts training, After school and Summer programs, learning opportunity, giving them an opportunity to have equal chance for their future.

Run predominantly by volunteers, our community of focus at present is an area that is unofficially termed, “The Jungles” and officially called Baldwin Village.

We opened our doors four years ago and since that time, YNMA has been impacting the lives of an increasing number of youth who live with the real dangers of gang violence, poverty, exceedingly high crime rates, and ease of access to illegal drugs.

Building on the appeal of our martial arts programs, YMNA draws young people into an environment where they are shown support and where they gain measureable martial arts skills, self discipline, respect for others, and a sense of belonging to a positive effort. These strengths are transferable to their academic lives outside the Youth ‘N Motion.

We work collaboratively within our communities to support our youth and improve their quality of life.