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YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors

(Updated: April 20th, 2015)
This is the official list of active YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Masters, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Assistant Instructors and YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Coach Instructors existing in the world today. There are no exceptions. Active YMAA masters and instructors have an active YMAA membership, are regularly involved in YMAA seminars, classes, and activities, and are endorsed to teach under the YMAA name. YMAA reserves the right to revoke any YMAA member's "active" status at any time if deemed necessary. If you believe that there is an error in this list, please contact us ASAP.

 

SHAOLIN GONG-FU

  • YMAA Shaolin Assistant Instructors have passed all tests up to and including the 6th ranking level.
  • YMAA Shaolin Instructors have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 10th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 5 years after receiving YMAA Shaolin Coach Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
  • YMAA Shaolin Masters have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 15th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 10 years after receiving YMAA Shaolin Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
Name Location Title
1. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Grandmaster
2. Robert Wąs Kraków, Poland Master
3. Pedro Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Master
4. Victor Casqueiro Amadora, Portugal Master
5. Jeffery Bolt Houston, TX, USA Instructor
6. George Dominguez Boston, MA, USA Instructor
7. Nicholas C. Yang Boston, MA, USA Instructor
8. Michael Vasicek Boston, MA, USA Instructor
9. Corlius Birkill Pretoria, South Africa Instructor
10. Maciej Ciesielski Gdynia, Poland Instructor
11. Victor Marques Paris, France Instructor
12. Alex Kiesel Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
13. Arménio Silva Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
14. Bartlomiej Grad Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
15. Christopher Fazzio Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
16. Celso Barja Amadora,Portugal Assist. Instructor
17. Hugo Dias Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
18. James O'Leary Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
19. James Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
20. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
21. José Santos Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
22. Makula Zsolt Budapest, Hungary Assist. Instructor
23. Miguel Palma Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
24. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
25. Ramel Rones Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
26. Simon Pang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
27. Tai D. Ngo Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
28. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
29. Tony Chee Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
30. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
31. Aiden Lottering Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
32. George Mentis Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
33. Alessandro Iori Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
34. Paolo Quintili Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
35. Ben Warner Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
36. Marco Gonçalves Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
37. Paul Moran Dublin, Ireland Assist. Instructor
38. Diogo Macedo Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
39. Pawel Cybulski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
40. Piotr Markowski Wrocław, Poland Assist. Instructor
41. Alec Chan Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor

 

TAIJIQUAN

  • YMAA Taijiquan Assistant Instructors have passed all tests up to and including the 3rd ranking level.
  • YMAA Taijiquan Instructors have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 5th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 5 years after receiving YMAA Taijiquan Coach Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
  • YMAA Taijiquan Masters have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 10th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 10 years after receiving YMAA Taijiquan Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
Name Location Title
1. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Grandmaster
2. Roger Whidden Marshfield, MA, USA Master
3. Ramel Rones Boston, MA, USA Master
4. Jeffery Bolt Houston, TX, USA Instructor
5. Jeffrey Pratt Boston, MA, USA Instructor
6. Jeffrey Rosen Boston, MA, USA Instructor
7. James O'Leary Boston, MA, USA Instructor
8. Pedro Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Instructor
9. Victor Casqueiro Amadora, Portugal Instructor
10. Bartlomiej Grad Krakow, Poland Instructor
11. Robert Was Krakow, Poland Instructor
12. Mark Klein Boston, MA, USA Instructor
13. Victor Marques Paris, France Instructor
14. James Noble Boston, MA, USA Instructor
15. Lewis Paleias New York, NY, USA Instructor
16. Alex Kiesel Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
17. Alessandro Iori Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
18. Arménio Silva Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
19. Bill Buckley Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
20. Brian Muccio Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
21. Carol Shearer-Best Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
22. Charles Yotte Paris, France Assist. Instructor
23. Chris Hartgrove Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
24. Corlius Birkill Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
25. Krzysztof Flejmer Stockholm, Sweeden Assist. Instructor
26. Dennis Willmont Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
27. Florence Leonard Paris, France Assist. Instructor
28. Gerard Ashe Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
29. Harold Dupuis Paris, France Assist. Instructor
30. Jean Louis Laneres Paris, France Assist. Instructor
31. Jean Louis Toe Paris, France Assist. Instructor
32. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
33. Joseph Best Jr. Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
34. Julien Petitfour Paris, France Assist. Instructor
35. Maciej Ciesielski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
36. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
37. Ludovico Romeo Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
38. Mark Falco Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
39. Nicole Laneres Paris, France Assist. Instructor
40. Paola Migliore Italy Assist. Instructor
41. Paul Blake III Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
42. Paul Mahoney Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
43. Pedro Graca Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
44. Ricardo Guerreiro Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
45. Vincenzo Russo Italy Assist. Instructor
46. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
47. Paolo Quintili Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
48. Alessandra Fogliano Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
49. Olivier Pardo London, United Kingdom Assist. Instructor
50. Martin Evans Chesire, United Kingdom Assist. Instructor
51. Wlodzimierz Hrymniak Warsaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
52. Erik Elsemans Leuven, Belgium Assist. Instructor
53. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
54. Nicholas C. Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
55. Julian Cloete Auckland, New Zealand Assist. Instructor
56. Scott Tarbell Amesbury, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
57. Daniele D'Ajello Caracciolo Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
58. Krzysztof Operacz Warsaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
59. Przemyslaw Milczarek Gorzów Wlkp., Poland Assist. Instructor
60. David Grantham New Jersey, USA Assist. Instructor
61. Daniel Chadud Santiago, Chile Assist. Instructor
62. Arkadiusz Gawroński Białystok, Poland Assist. Instructor

 

COACH INSTRUCTORS

  • YMAA Coach Instructors are ranked according to the number of stripes they have earned in each style. Each stripe is equal to one rank.
  • YMAA Coach Instructor status is conferred upon a student by the YMAA President (i.e. to open a Provisional School), or qualified senior instructors/masters at the local YMAA school (i.e. to assist in teaching).
  • YMAA Coach Instructors have not yet earned Assistant Instructor qualification for the listed styles (6th rank in Shaolin, 3rd rank in Taijiquan). Please check the lists above to see whether instructors have already earned Instructor or Assistant Instructor qualifications.
  • YMAA Coach Instructors are recognized by YMAA for teaching purposes for the styles listed below. If YMAA Coach Instructors have earned their Assistant Instructor or Instructor qualification, they will be listed above.
Name Location Style(s)
1. Erik Elsemans Leuven, Belgium Shaolin (4th Rank)
2. Milan Vigil Memphis, TN, USA Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
3. Richard Levesque Quebec, Canada Shaolin (2nd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
4. David W. Grantham New Jersey, USA Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan
5. Angel Alpuche Amesbury, MA, USA Shaolin (1st Rank)
6. Christian Alpuche Amesbury, MA, USA Shaolin (2nd Rank)
7. Ian Dellea Amesbury, MA, USA Shaolin, Taijiquan
8. Angela Laughingheart Milwaukee, WI USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
9. Leslie Takao Wolfeboro, NH, USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
10. Ricardo Carvalhosa Almada, Portugal Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
11. Miguel Larguinho Almada, Portugal Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
12. Marek Czuprynski Wrocław, Poland Shaolin (5th Rank)
13. Mariusz Klatka Katowice, Poland Shaolin (4th Rank)
15. Giuseppe (Pino) Creanza Bari, Italy Taijiquan (1st Rank)
16. Enrico Tomei Bari, Italy Taijiquan (1st Rank)
17. Shermin Rezaei-Dorji Tehran, Iran Taijiquan
18. Gabriella Kovács Budapest, Hungary Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
19. Alberto Rodriguez Dijon, France Shaolin (2nd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
20. Damian Fox Clonmel, Ireland Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
21. Michael McCann Liverpool, United Kingdom Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
22. Kathy Yang Boston, MA, USA Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
23. Mariusz Kwaśniewski Bełchatów, Poland Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
24. Radosław Małek Olsztyn, Poland Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
25. Marek Sykała Lublin, Poland Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
26. Olivier Pardo London, United Kingdom Shaolin (4th Rank)
27. Rossana Paolillo Salerno, Italy Taijiquan
28. Wieslaw Kaczorek Józefów, Poland Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
29. Yan Bellaunay Izernore, France Taijiquan
30. Eucaris Navarro Isla Margarita, Venezuela Taijiquan
31. Luis Nunez San Antonio de Los Altos, Venezuela Taijiquan
32. Philip Dunwoody Huntington, PA, USA Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
33. Carlos Mel Mar de Plata, Argentina Taijiquan
34. Radosław Węglarz Gdynia, Poland Taijiquan (1st Rank)
35. Piotr Karolewski Warsaw, Poland Taijiquan (1st Rank)

 

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