Welcome to the Ground Dragon Martial Arts website for the group classes held in Glendale, CA. We are focused on providing quality martial arts instruction that utilizes Traditional Chinese Martial Arts for its intended purpose of learning personal defense and personal development.
As is common in this day and age, where traditional arts have become watered down and useless in practical situations, we want to not only preserve but adapt to the modern age. At GDMA, we are focused utilizing a marriage of traditional and modern training to prepare people to not only enjoy lifetime practice of the Internal Martial Arts of Xingyiquan, Baguazhang and Taijiquan, but also to be able to understand the necessary principles and they apply in personal combat situation.
At GDMA, we are also willing to prepare for sporting competitions at a hobbyist level in San Da Kickboxing, and Competitive Push Hands. We feel this is a safe way to test our method against other methods and offer a modern day approach to training that is only meant to enhance and progress these wonderful arts of combat.
We will also offer seminars with Tim Cartmell, my main teacher, and other teachers of various different martial arts styles and systems. Cross-training has been integral part of developing the Ground Dragon method, and will continue to do so.