& Lotus Peace Arts

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Arnis Filipino Stick Arts

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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 Sept.15, 5:30pm
  • 40th anniversary Autumn celebration October 14      

Everyone is welcome

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


Congratulations go out to Shelly and Rebecca for winning the Dojo Raffle Farmshare at Mountain View Farm on East St. in Easthampton!

Thank you to all who purchased tickets to help us reach our fundraising goals. Big thank you to Mountain View Farm for your generous donation.

Please visit Mountain View Farm at mountainviewfarmcsa.com

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

1977 - 2017

Valley Women's Martial Arts