“I have long been interested in martial arts, having taken a few PE classes in college, but it took a long time to find a place where I felt I could really commit to training. Now I am in the best shape of my life and find myself looking forward to every class. We train hard, but we watch out for and encourage each other through it all. The training floor is understated and dignified. If you’re looking for a school that values tradition without being too caught up in formality, and that pushes you to your limits in a good way, then I strongly encourage you to give TMAA a try.”
Pyon Moo Do is the life work of Sabumnim James Espy, Head Instructor and founder of Traditional Martial Arts Academy. He began with a simple question: How do you train people to become highly-skilled, well-rounded martial artists who are capable of adapting to a rapidly changing world?
He understands that ancient martial traditions hold great power and wisdom, but that they lose effectiveness if they can’t be applied to a modern context. So, Mr. Espy has striven to take the best attributes of the classical arts that he loves so much and adapt them to the needs of today’s world.