YMAA Kung Fu & Tai Chi Ireland

About YMAA


Yang’s Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA in 1982 by Grand Master Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming.  With the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong , Dr. Yang began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Kung fu as well as Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Dr. Yang also undertook his life-long dream of teaching and researching the Chinese arts and introducing them to the West through many books, videos and DVDs.

Yang’s Martial Arts Association currently has over 50 schools in eighteen countries, all committed to the practice and teaching of Chinese Martial Arts training.   YMAA International has produced a new generation of Masters, such as Pedro Rodrigues, Vitor Casqueiro and Robert Was in the Shaolin arts and Jeff Pratt, Ramel Rones and Roger Whidden in the Internal Art of Tai Chi Chuan.

In January 2008, Dr. Yang’s youngest son, Nicholas Yang, became the new President of YMAA International. In March, 2008, Dr. Yang moved to CA, and a 10-year training program began at the YMAA Retreat Center in September 2008.

With many high-level instructors across the association YMAA is now a close knit community with a great bond between many schools and countries.   These bonds are cemented with regular national and international training camps and seminars.  The future of YMAA is bright and will continue to evolve to meet the needs of today’s society whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of our lineage