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  • 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 June 23, 5:30pm
  • Fundraiser-Buy Farm Share Raffle tickets below!
  •  RAFFLE & PO-KICKATHON,  Month of June
  • 40th anniversary Autumn celebration October 14      

Everyone is welcome

Please help us raise $1800+ by June 30 so the Dojo can receive a $1000 incentive grant. 
You can buy raffle tickets and/or make a donation to support our "Po-Kickathon" poetry and movement activities in classes or here online during the month of June. 

Then, please join us on Sat. July 1, 10:30-noon
 for the raffle drawing
, Arnis Filipino Stick Arts,
and refreshments. 
All are welcome! 


For the second year in a row, Mountain View Farm CSA has generously donated a Farm Share worth over $600 (feeds 2-4 people) as a fundraiser for our school! Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25 and 5 for $40. You can purchase tickets here online or at the dojo. Tickets will also be available throughout June. Winner will be drawn on July 1st at the dojo.

100% of the proceeds benefit our school. Thank you in advance. 

Visit Mountain View Farm CSA here:www.mountainviewfarmcsa.com

Calling ALL VWMA Alumni! We want you to come to our 40th Anniversary celebration in October!                                                     Please contact us by email or phone. 

Tai Chi & Liangong


Power Girls & Karate Peacemakers

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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

1977 - 2017