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YMAA Publication Center Authors

Here you may read more about the YMAA authors, who are listed in alphabetical order. These exceptional writers offer their expertise and a wealth of information across a wide range of subjects: Chinese Martial Arts such as Kung Fu and Taijiquan, the Healing Arts of Qigong and Massage, Japanese Karate, Korean Taekwondo, Meditation, Chin Na grappling, and many others.

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Vincent Pratchett is a Canadian Martial Artist who began his training at the age of ten. He has taught the arts at the University of Guelph, and the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a young man Vincent travelled across Asia roughly following the ancient route of Marco Polo.

Walton C. Lee, born in Taipei, Taiwan (the democratic China) is very fond of Chinese history and literature. A naturalized American citizen, he is a graduate of San Francisco State University. His goal is to introduce sophisticated Chinese culture to Western readers. Mr. Lee lives in El Cerrito, California.

Wen-Ching Wu was born in Taiwan, China in 1964. He loved Wushu and many othe sports since a young age. During high school he was on the school's basketball an softball teams. He graduated from high school as a salutatorian. He came to the U.S. in 1983 to study Mechanical Engineering and in 1988, he graduated with honors fro Northeastern University, with a BSME degree.

Willie “The Bam” Johnson, is an award-winning martial arts teacher whose life mission is to help young adults and others become empowered, through the martials arts in order to make good life choices. He is a seven-time sport karate and kung fu world champion, a two-time All-American champion, and a nationally ranked Triple Crown martial arts champion.

Xu Xiangcai, was born in 1943 in a small village on the banks of the Yellow River near the city of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province of China. During his childhood, he lived a poor life but had a very rich mind. Once he was asked what do he wanted to do when he grew up. "Something unusual!" was his answer.

Yanling Lee Johnson was born in Beijing, China, November 1944. She first became interested in Herbs and Qigong at the age of three, watching her uncle treat his patients using herbs and Acupuncture.

Daoist monk Zhou, Xuan-Yun (Mysterious Cloud), grew up in a temple on Wudang Mountain, China where he was a student and later an instructor of Taiji and Kung Fu. He belongs to the Orthodox Unity sect of Daoism, and is trained in ritual arts, chanting, divination, and internal alchemy. At the age of 20, Xuan Yun left Wudang Mountain to live as a wandering monk.