Yang's Martial Arts Association celebrates its 39th anniversary on October 1, 2021. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming started his Kung Fu training in Taiwan at the age of fifteen under Master Cheng, Gin-Gsao. In thirteen years of study under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane Style of Chinese martial arts. At the age of sixteen, Dr. Yang also began the study of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan under Master Kao Tao. At age eighteen, Dr. Yang entered Tamkang University in Taipei to study physics, where he trained and taught Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu with Master Li, Mao-Ching. In 1974, he moved the the USA and graduated from Purdue University, where he earned his Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
Yang's Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA in 1982 with the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong, including Shaolin Long Fist, White Crane Kung Fu, and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Dr. Yang also began researching the Chinese arts and self-publishing books and videos with detailed theory and instruction via YMAA Publication Center. YMAA Instructors are available worldwide and have taught tens of thousands of students over the decades. Congratulations to everyone at YMAA.