Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming Brief Bio
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) was born August 11, 1946. He started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, and many others. Under Master Cheng, he also studied White Crane Chin Na, Massage, and Herbal Treatments.
At the age of sixteen, Dr. Yang began the study of Yang Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) under Master Kao, Tao (高濤). Dr. Yang’s tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao’s teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫). At the age of eighteen years old, he entered Tamkang College in Taipei Xian to study Physics. There he began the study of traditional Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan or Chang Chuan) with Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂 清) at the Tamkang College Guoshu Club (1964-1968). He also continued his study and research of Tai Chi Chuan with Master Li. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji bare-hand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Tai Chi sword, Tai Chi saber, and Tai Chi Qigong (Chi Kung). He eventually became an assistant instructor under Master Li.
In 1971 he completed his M.S. degree in Physics at the National Taiwan University and then served in the Chinese Air Force from 1971 to 1972. In the service, Dr. Yang taught Physics at the Junior Academy of the Chinese Air Force while also teaching Kung Fu. After being honorably discharged in 1972, he returned to Tamkang College to teach Physics and resumed study under Master Li, Mao-Ching expanding his training to include Northern style Long Fist Kung Fu, which includes both bare-hand techniques, especially kicking, and numerous weapons.
In 1974, Dr. Yang came to the United States to study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. At the request of a few students, Dr. Yang began to teach Kung Fu, which resulted in the foundation of the Purdue University Chinese Kung Fu Research Club in the spring of 1975. At Purdue, he also taught college-credited courses in Tai Chi Chuan. In May, 1978 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by Purdue.
YMAA Organization & Publishing
Yang’s Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA. in 1982. With the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Chi Kung, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Kung Fu as well as Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Currently, YMAA is an international organization, including 56 schools in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Holland, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the early 80’s, Dr. Yang wrote several books, published by Unique Publications. In 1984, Dr. Yang retired from his engineering career, to undertake his life-long dream of teaching and researching the Chinese arts and founded the YMAA Publication Center which has published many of Dr. Yang’s groundbreaking books and DVDs. His books and videos have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Bulgarian, Russian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Croatian, German, and Farsi.
Throughout the year, Dr. Yang travels between YMAA International Branch and Provisional schools worldwide. He also frequently travels within America and around the world presenting lectures and seminars on Chinese martial arts and Chi Kung. He has visited Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Botswana, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, China, Chile, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, and Venezuela. Dr. Yang has published over 35 books and more than 50 videos on the martial arts and Qigong.
Since 2004, Dr. Yang moved to California and has worked to develop the nonprofit, YMAA Retreat Center, a training facility in Humboldt County, CA, where he is offers Summer Seminars, and to a select group of students, year-round, in-depth comprehensive training. He also, continues to offer seminars in Indianapolis, Boston, Kansas City, and around the world.
President of Yangs Martial Arts Association, YMAA International
Board of Directors of YMAA Publication Center
Vice President of the International Wushu-San Shou Dao Association
Co-Leader of the 1994 North American Martial Arts Demo Team
Honorary Member of the American Shiatsu Association
Honorary Advisor of the Martial Arts of China Historical Society
Honorable Appointee to the Eastern U.S. Kung-Fu Federation
Prix Bushido, French Book Award, 1st Place, 1997
Inside Kung Fu Magazine – Man of the Year 1990
Black Belt Magazine – Kung Fu Artist of the Year 2003
Inside Kung Fu Magazine – Man of the Year 2007
Martial Arts Publisher of the Year 2008 by the 11th World Congress on Qigong and TCM, Dr. Effie Chow and the American Qigong Association
Pricing and Payment schedule
3 Seminars offered, each consisting of two 3 hour sessions.
Shaolin Chin Na – Thursday April 19th and Friday April 20th evenings, 6pm-9pm
Pushing Hands Level 1 – Saturday April 21st 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
Pushing Hands Level 2 – Saturday April 22nd 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
Price Breakdown and Payment Deadlines:
Early Payment Yields a Lower Price.
A 20% Discount Is Awarded For Enrolling In All Three 6 Hour Seminars.
AKKA Olathe Student Early Bird Special; Payment received by March 5, 2018
$140 per 6 Hour Seminar
$335 for all three 6 Hour Seminars
Early Bird Special; Payment received by March 5, 2018
$160 per 6 Hour Seminar
$385 for all three 6 Hour Seminars
Payment received after March 5, 2018
$180 per 6 Hour Seminar
$430 for all three 6 Hour Seminars
Note: All times are Central Time Zone
Snacks & Water provided during breaks
2-hour lunch break on Saturday & Sunday
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