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Martial Arts Scholarship Programs Available


  • Our Mission

  • | Scholarship Programs

  • | The Process

  • | Requirements

YMAF strives to provide scholarships! Due to current economic conditions and budget cuts, many public schools have cut physical education down to less than one hour per week. This can leave a child with much pent-up energy and no beneficial outlet, such as through a structured martial arts or fitness program. In addition to the need for fitness, there is the issue of building character, respect, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, etc. There must be a balance between fitness and character development, as both are essential in the overall health of a child. The right martial arts program can provide an appropriate fitness outlet as well as character-building tools that can better equip the child to succeed in life. We are pleased to see that many families have already begun to put these ideas into practice, as evidenced by the many children, all over the globe, participating in the education and training of martial arts... But what about the disadvantaged children within our communities? Unfortunately, many of them will never have the opportunity to benefit from participation and education in martial arts, due to the household’s extremely low-income status. This is why YMAF is teaming up with the community to provide these children an alternative to complacency, drugs, gangs, crime, obesity, poor health, and undisciplined behavior through our martial arts and fitness scholarship programs. We strongly believe that such programs will greatly benefit young individuals, and in turn, greatly benefit the many communities within Los Angeles and surrounding cities. It is important to remember that the children of today are society’s hope for the future. Your contribution to a child’s life today can potentially assure that the child will give back to the community in his or her future. We provide children an opportunity to benefit and excel in structured martial arts through our Scholarship Program, which is made possible with kind contributions by the public. YMAF provides the funds necessary to cover the child’s training tuition, uniform and grading fees. YMAF has been working hard to determine which schools and programs assist in building:

  • Character

  • Awareness

  • Self Esteem

  • Self Discipline

  • Self Confidence

  • Perseverance

  • Focus

  • Respect

  • Modesty

  • Concentration

  • Improved Health

  • Integrity

A complete list of schools in your area can be found under the search directory. Scholarship Programs: Full Scholarship: We cover 100% of the child's tuition, uniform and grading fees. Scholarships are issued in six (6) month increments. A recipient may request a renewal upon the expiration of the scholarship funds. Partial Scholarship: We cover 50% of the child's tuition, uniform, and grading fees. This program requires parent/guardian financial participation. A recipient may request a renewal upon the expiration of the scholarship funds. The Process:

  • Apply

  • Qualify

  • Orientation

  • Receive Funding

  • Start your martial arts program!

Requirements: In order to receive a training scholarship through YMAF, you must agree to the following:

  1. Attend a 45-minute orientation.

  2. Maintain reasonable attendance in the selected training program.

  3. Reply to YMAF correspondence regarding the child's attendance, growth and development within the selected training program.

  4. Notify YMAF if household income changes.

  5. Notify YMAF if contact information changes.

  6. Notify YMAF if the child has dropped out of a funded program.

  7. Notify YMAF if you should have any problems or disputes with the training facility.

  8. Provide YMAF with a copy of the martial arts training contract, if requested.

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