About U.S. Martial Arts Program
United States Martial Arts Program is a sports diplomacy initiative that educates and inspires youth to participate in physical activities to promote the importance of martial arts and sportsmanship. Through sports, one can be healthier, get in shape and develop better social skills. Cultural and arts events can help individuals foster a better understanding of multiculturalism and develop a deeper respect for each others' differences.
Why Martial Arts?
Martial arts training disciplines the mind, body and spirit, which are essential to developing strong morals and living a meaning life. The core essence of the art is to help develop oneself in regards to self-discipline, self-determination, self-affirmation, self-assertion, self-discovery and self-confidence. It is not only physically beneficial, but helps cultivate one's character to be a better person in various respects such as Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honor and Loyalty.
What do we do?
We have impacted thousands of youth, women and other people in martial arts community through a charitable martial arts performance event United States Martial Arts Festival (USMAF) that brings fans and different styles and schools of martial artists from around the world together in an effort to support and promote respect among the various international communities and their arts, cultures and sports.
At the event, hundreds of grand masters, masters, teachers and students from different martial arts schools have participated to represent their arts, schools and countries for their performance and interacted each other to learn from each other about their differences in arts, culture, history and background for mutual understanding, respect, unity and peace in martial arts community.
Our plan is to provide selected martial arts teachers to teach underprivileged individuals, especially girls, women and youth who live in extremely poor communities in various nations about its arts, cultures and histories as well as different self-defense techniques and knowledge to be able to defend themselves, their families and friends from bad guys.
Through martial arts training and interactions, both teachers and its students will develop people-to-people relationships to learn each other’s differences in belief, culture, character and respect. By educating them with right guidance, knowledge and techniques, it may help build its own character to be a better person and also reduce violence against girls and women, youth and others from criminals.