1977 - 2017

& Lotus Peace Arts

what's happening

ClassES offered and Schedules

Arnis Filipino Stick Arts

  • Self-Protection, Movement Meditation, Peacemakers Programs, Poetry Workshops, and private/semi-private lessons offered by arrangement at One Cottage St. #319 and at other venues. Please contact us.
  • Our spacious, well-lit, accessible STUDIO is available to RENT.  Reasonable hourly rates -- please inquire. One Cottage Street #319, in the heart of Easthampton's Cultural District. 

Poetry, Curiosity, Movement arts

  • VWMA School Motto: Courage, Compassion & Generosity Through Movement
  • 15 instructors with 200+ years of martial arts training
  • ​Wheelchair accessible, Green-space, Consider not wearing scented products/ perfumes

Learn and practice health-enhancing skills and self-protection strategies


VWMA & Lotus Peace Arts offer introductory and ongoing instruction in movement arts, poetry, healing methods, and self-protection skills to participants of any gender, physical/mental ability, race, creed, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and body size, regardless of ability to pay.

Experienced black belts and advanced student teachers conduct classes, workshops, and special events at schools, social service agencies, community centers, medical facilities, and other organizations. These programs focus on safety strategies, empowerment skills, creative expression, healing, violence-prevention, feminist social justice issues, and positive actions for change and transformation.

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  • Next Leaders meeting Nov 3, 2017
  • Annual Membership/ Registration Fees Due: $50 individual; $75 family
  • Come check out any class for FREE. Take a look at class schedules and stop by! Participate or just observe, up to you!

Everyone is welcome


Tai Chi & Liangong


Robert S., Power Girls parent:  "We attended yesterday's Power Girls session and our daughters had an absolutely wonderful time! We are definitely returning next week. You have created an amazing and important program and community for the Pioneer Valley."
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Sarah P: I drive 50 minutes in snow and sun to get to classes at VWMA. The leader is incredibly respectful of each participant. I find that I can relax and gain not only physical well being, but a feeling of community nurturance. If a new person attends, right away she finds a way to meet them where they are while at the same time meet the needs of experienced practitioners. VWMA is dedicated to a deeper level of meaning within martial arts. I have studied chi gong for forty years, and VWMA is where I like to learn.

Power Girls & Karate Peacemakers

Karate &


All class and program fees on a full sliding scale basis: 

  • average monthly dues $50;
  • average per class $15
  • Annual Membership/ Registration Fee: $50 individual; $75 family
  • Shuri-ryu Okinawan Karate for Peace
  • Modern Arnis: Filipino Stick Arts
  • Jian Mei Healing Arts: Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Power Girls: ages 6-13
  • Peaceful Warriors: ages 6-10+, children and families
  • Self-Defense-safety strategies and empowerment skills
  • Movement Arts and Poetry

Valley Women's Martial Arts