Welcome to Yang's Martial Arts School

We are the premier traditional Korean Martial Arts School in the Philadelphia Area. Under the instruction of Grand Master Bong Pil Yang, we have been in North Wales for over 35 years. At Yang's Martial Arts School, we practice Sun Moo Do, which combines the arts of Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, Kung Jung Moo Sul, Gumdo, Meditation and Ki Training. Grand Master Yang has always believed in the balance of martial arts training: The“hard” and the “soft” as well as the spiritual elements of his art. Grand Master Yang’s focus on the balance between mind and body ensures that each student becomes a complete person and martial artist.


The year of Dog - 2018

Characteristics of the Dog

The Dog has always been pessimistic and anxious, but the origin of his torments is rarely investigated. Yet the Dog is faithful companion of man, an affectionate pet and even a status symbol for his owner. The life of the Dog, as told by the ancient Chinese, will often be unstable, except during childhood, and only then will it be happy if his parents are protective. His youth is often tormented by difficult love affairs, which rarely leave him with good memories. His maturity will be haunted by nightmares, and his old age saddened by regrets at failing to have profited from life when he was young enough to do so. But luckily there are different kinds of Dogs, so life will be easer for some and more exciting and difficult for others. It is sad that Dogs born during daytime are luckier than those born at night. This is because the “day” Dog will not have to be on guard, while the “night” Dog will have to on watch and lead a Dog’s life.

As the Lady Dog you are more ambitious and aspire to material security. You are gifted and creative, but you are also, impatient, lacking in perseverance and tend to leave things half, finished. You are also attractive and adore deep conversation, being more sociable than your counterpart Mr. Dog. You are happiest when surrounded by friends, children and pets – be it in a palace, a suburban house or a flat. Your only fault lies in a tendency to be narrow-minded, being unable to appreciate things which are not part of your immediate universe.

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Happy Birthday Master Yang

November 2017

On November 4th, a small group of instructors and students joind Master Yang in celebration of his birthday.

Happy Birthday Master Yang!

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What Our Student's Say

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I go to YMAS to train with fellow students who are passionate about Martial Arts... training with other students helps me to improve... and I learn the importance of control.
To me Martial Arts means self improvement, self control, and enjoying what I learn. Martial Arts will be a part of my life for a very long time.
Emily Hong , 12 Years Old
I come to YMAS because it teaches me to set the example. It also teaches me to be more confident. When I am teaching junior belts I am not quiet and shy, but I am more serious and confident.
Angela YI , 14 Years Old
There is a mental aspect and spirituality that expands the horizons of the mind that I did not believe was there.
Joseph Brendemuch , 17 Years Old
YMAS is important to me because I would know what to do if someone attacked me. Going to the school keeps me healthy in mind and body.
Andrew Ramirez , 10 Years Old
YMAS is a place where I can train both my mind and body. It is a school where I can teach other students. From teaching others I learn leadership skills.
After regular classes I go to demo class. It is like regular class, but I learn how to push myself harder both physically and mentally, so later in life, whenever something seems hard, I can overcome it and any other obstacles.
Nathan Hong , 15 Years Old