Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA) is an international martial arts organization and community that embraces traditional training, self-discipline, and martial morality. YMAA was conceptualized, established, and realized by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. All around the world, YMAA offers classes, seminars, and instruction in Shaolin Long Fist, Shaolin White Crane, Taijiquan, and Qigong. Dr. Yang has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is a world-renowned teacher and author.
After almost 3 decades of overseeing and directing YMAA International, Dr. Yang officially passed down the YMAA school legacy to his younger son, Nicholas. As Dr. Yang continues his 10 year project at the YMAA California Retreat Center, Nicholas will continue to manage YMAA International as the organization's President. YMAA seeks to preserve, develop, and refine traditional Gongfu, Taijiquan, and Qigong to an exceptionally high standard through an international, mutually-supportive community and network. We openly welcome, teach, learn from, and support all who share their knowledge about any related external or internal art. Our goal is to educate the world about this piece of culture, its history, and the YMAA training philosophy.
At YMAA, our vision is to use Chinese culture and martial arts training to foster a global nation of like-minded people who help each other achieve their goals. We aim to build students' confidence, physical health, mental focus, and self-discipline. YMAA provides an environment for students to succeed through a supportive yet demanding training program.
Our school promotes traditional methods of practice, challenging ourselves and each other physically, mentally, and spiritually. We encourage creativity, attention to detail, and correctness in the arts. Throughout our training, we strive to embody martial morality: humility, respect, righteousness, trust, loyalty, will, endurance, patience, perseverance, and courage.