The mission of the Westchester County NY based KO Martial Arts Academy is to unify All Martial Arts styles and share the knowledge and secrets of these styles of Chinese and Other Martial Arts in a family friendly, non-competitive environment. We teach both Adult and Children’s Kung Fu, Chinese MMA and Tai Chi classes in hopes of creating not just great Martial Artists, but great people. People that will help pass these Martial Art styles on to future generations of eager students. While focusing primarily on Kung Fu and Tai Chi, this Academy will serve as the foundation of the first American Asian Mixed Martial Arts Academy. The Academy located in Mamaroneck New York, a short distance from Connecticut, White Plains and Manhattan, will serve Westchester County, Fairfield County and Bronx, NY. Students that have previously trained in other Martial Arts styles such as Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do or other styles of Kung Fu and Tai Chi are welcome to come and explore any or all of these Martial Arts styles we have to offer.
We teach the following styles:
Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu: This is a complete Martial Arts system featuring both empty hand training and traditional Chinese Weaponry. Praying Mantis Kung Fu is known for its speed, agility, and flexibility. It utilizes both long range and close quarter tactics, grabbing and trapping strategies and take down techniques. We cater to both Children and Adults, and we are the only Martial Arts school in Westchester County or surrounding areas to teach this rare style of Kung Fu. Click here for more Information.
Shaolin Kung Fu: The benefits of training Shaolin Kung Fu for both Children and Adults are endless. The most obvious benefit you will gain is that your health will improve and you will become stronger and more flexible. We are one of Westchester County’s Martial Arts gems. Come observe or participate in either our Adult or Kid’s Kung Fu classes. Click here for more information.
Chinese MMA : Chinese MMA is a system created by Sifu Jonathan Rivera in collaboration with Master Cheuk Kwong and Sifu Gun Orachan at the KO Martial Arts Academy in Westchester County. It incorporates the most effective self-defense techniques from Shaolin Kung Fu, Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Bak Sil Lum Kung Fu, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Eagle Claw Kung Fu, Brazilian JuJitsu, Muy Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Chen and Yang Style Tai Chi and is taught to both Kids and Adults. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
Chen Style Tai Chi: Chen Style Tai Chi training involves five elements and utilizes three aspects of training health, meditation, and martial arts. Tai chi’s health training, concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect of Tai Chi is necessary in maintaining optimum balance and cultivating the awareness of chi. Click here for more information.
Yang Style Tai Chi: The Yang Style Tai Chi long form that we practice today at Northern Praying Mantis & Tai Chi Martial Arts Center is derived from the teachings passed down by Yang Luchan (1799 – 1872) who learned from Cheng Chang-Hsing who was of the Chen family of Chen Village, Hunan province. He was the first non-Chen family member to master this style of Tai Chi and allowed to teach it outside the Chen Village. Click here for more information.