An introduction to Chin Na, the Chinese Martial Art of Joint Locks Throws and Chokes

Saturdays February 4th, 11th, and 18th


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Martial Arts For The Whole Family

Our school welcomes all ages and abilities.  We have families whose kids take children’s kung fu while their parents take Kung Fu or Tai Chi, teenagers, young adults, and seniors.  All are welcome here!

Martial Arts For The Whole Family
Lin's Martial Arts Academy

Lin's Martial Arts Academy

Established in 1974, Lin’s Martial Arts Academy is one of the oldest martial arts schools in the southwestern United States. Our founder, the late Master Charles Chang-Wei Lin, was originally from Taiwan.  He taught in a storefront location on Central Avenue for many years before building the school at its current location at 427 Adams Street SE in Albuquerque, NM.

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Tuition Discounts Now Available When You Bundle Classes

College Student Discount: $30 off monthly tuition for Kung Fu or Tai Chi. Pay just $60/month!

What Our Students Say

  • I came to the CCC in 2007 after 7 years of wanting to train at the school.  I knew several people who had been here for years and I thought they were some of the best people I’d ever met. Read More.

    Aaron Trumm
  • As a returning student of Lin’s Martial Arts Academy at the Chinese Culture Center, I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive and constructive community. I began studying at the Academy when I was only five years old and continued until I entered high school, after which I took a long break.  Within three years of returning to the Academy, my well- being increased dramatically. I primarily attribute this to the Academy martial arts studies and the dependable friends I made there.  Read more.

    Francisco (Kiko) Gonzales
  • It’s been two years since I started practicing Tai Chi Chuan at the Chinese Culture Center with Master Charles Lin. Now at age 45, I’ve got my life back…I have a deeply heartfelt gratitude to Charles Lin and the Tai Chi he has taught me… Read More

    Dr. Ron Uilkie
  • Little did I know…how Tai Chi would change my life. Master Lin, his family and the school have been a large part of my life over the last 20 years… you will not find a better place to study traditional Chinese Martial Arts than the Chinese Culture Center. Read More

    Art Usher
  • What they teach here (isn’t) just self-defense; it is a “way of life”… In this place master Lin has brought his lessons from Taiwan to his students: patience, strength, flexibility, self-defense, discipline, heritage, and “wealth in health.”

    As I learn this way of life, I feel strong and powerful. I feel as though I am home.  Read More

    Karla Iniguez
  • Two years before retiring, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease… Master Lin and his wife Synthia were compassionate, understanding and patient… all the students in my classes have been very supportive and gone out of their way to help…My neurologists are surprised at my good condition and urge me to continue what I am doing with Tai Chi.

    Would I recommend Lin’s Martial Arts Academy? You bet I would.

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    James Sikora