Master Yusuf Muhammad
Who We Are
At Muhammad’s Boxing and Martial Arts we understand the importance and need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to have the confidence needed to live a fulfilled life. That is why we have developed a program that is specifically designed to give each and every one of our students the tools that they need for success.
Our instructors collectively have over 100 years of knowledge in various martial arts. Our Chief Instructor, Sifu Yusuf Muhammad, has trained in the martial arts for 40 years and has taught for over 33 years.
Because of the vast amount of knowledge that our instructors have gained over the years we have constructed a teaching process that assesses each student’s needs and desires and builds the student from the ground up.
Rather than a one size fits all method of instruction, we consider each student’s strengths and weaknesses and encourage them to reach their own sense of perfection.
It’s About More Than Just Punching and Kicking
If you are looking to learn just punching and kicking, we're probably not right for you. Martial arts is far more than that. We are strongly involved with our students' school performance, home habits, and respect for all that they encounter.
We are a school that teaches respect for one another and respect for yourself. We teach goal setting and achievement, but we don’t just preach this. We give you the tools needed to accomplish whatever you truly set your mind to.
Don’t get me wrong, the skills and techniques that you learn here will enable you to defend yourself against the most physically threatening attacks, and you will know and feel that after the first month. We teach some of the most effective fighting methods that you will find anywhere.
Family-Oriented and Community Active
As a family-oriented martial arts school we believe strongly in family activities. Not only will you be able to join classes with your children, we have frequent family activities such as Parents’ Night Out, Movie Nights, Roller Skating, and more.
Chief Instructor Yusuf A Muhammad has been a practitioner and student of the martial arts for over 39 years. He started in the martial arts at the age of 9 by studying Tae Kwon Do, however, he did not consider himself a serious student of the arts until the age of 14 when he began his studies under Master William "Chuck" Jeffreys.
Under Master Jeffreys Yusuf learned the basics of Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu but the philosophy of the teachings believed that a true martial artist is not confined to a particular style. As such, Yusuf chose to explore and learn various styles.
Throughout his many years of practice Master Yusuf has studied and mastered numerous fighting disciplines.
Ranking & Achievements
His ranking and achievements consist of a Sifu Tien Pai Kung Fu, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Technician in Liberated Martial Arts, Trained in Western Boxing and a USA Boxing Registered Boxing Coach, Apprentice Instructor under the legendary student of Bruce Lee, Guro Dan Inosanto in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts, trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, trained in Combat Submission Wrestling, former Head Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department, 2013 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors inductee, 2014 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Inductee as an Ambassador to the Martial Arts, 2015 Inductee into Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors, former Police Officer and Police Chief with over 26 years of service, both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Management from Johns Hopkins University, post-graduate courses in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University, appeared on ABC's 20/20 representing the Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department, appeared on Fox5 News representing the Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department, apprehended Willie Horton, the apprehension that was said to have turned the tide of the 1988 U.S. Presidential election.
Sifu Muhammad is well-trained in Shaolin Wu Shu, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Western Boxing In addition, he is an Apprentice Instructor under the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto- the highest ranking student of Bruce Lee.
Under Guro Dan Inosanto Sifu Muhammad is authorized to teach Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu/ Jeet Kun Do and the Filipino Arts.