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YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors

(Updated: July 4th, 2019)

This is the legacy list of YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Masters, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Assistant Instructors and YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Interim Instructors. YMAA masters and instructors have an official affiliation with YMAA either as a director/instructor/student, have an active YMAA membership, are regularly involved in YMAA seminars/classes/activities, and are endorsed to teach under the YMAA name.

Find the most updated active instructor listings for each school location on the YMAA School website.

 

SHAOLIN GONG-FU

  • YMAA Shaolin Assistant Instructors have passed all tests up to and including the 6th ranking level.
  • YMAA Shaolin Instructors have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 10th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 5 years after receiving YMAA Shaolin Interim Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
  • YMAA Shaolin Masters have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 15th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 10 years after receiving YMAA Shaolin Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
Name Location Title
1. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Grandmaster
2. Robert Wąs Kraków, Poland Master
3. Pedro Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Master
4. Victor Casqueiro Amadora, Portugal Master
5. Jeffery Bolt Houston, TX, USA Instructor
6. George Dominguez Boston, MA, USA Instructor
7. Nicholas C. Yang Boston, MA, USA Instructor
8. Michael Vasicek Boston, MA, USA Instructor
9. Corlius Birkill Pretoria, South Africa Instructor
10. Maciej Ciesielski Gdynia, Poland Instructor
11. Victor Marques Paris, France Instructor
12. Jonathan Chang Andover, MA, USA Instructor
13. Alex Kiesel Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
14. Bartomiej Grad Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
15. Christopher Fazzio Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
16. Celso Barja Amadora,Portugal Assist. Instructor
17. Hugo Dias Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
18. James O'Leary Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
19. James Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
20. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
21. José Santos Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
22. Miguel Palma Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
23. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
24. Ramel Rones Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
25. Simon Pang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
26. Tai D. Ngo Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
27. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
28. Tony Chee Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
29. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
30. Aiden Lottering Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
31. George Mentis Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
32. Ben Warner Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
33. Marco Gonçalves Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
34. Paul Moran Dublin, Ireland Assist. Instructor
35. Diogo Macedo Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
36. Pawel Cybulski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
37. Piotr Markowski Wrocław, Poland Assist. Instructor
38. Alec Chan Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
39. Frank Verhuelsdonk Scharans, Switzerland Assist. Instructor
40. Javier Rodriguez San Antonio, TX, USA Assist. Instructor
41. Michelle Lin Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
42. Enrico Tomei Conversano, Italy Assist. Instructor
43. Quentin Lopes Mashpee, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
44. Piper Chan Ontario, Canada Assist. Instructor
45. Mariusz Phan Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor

 

TAIJIQUAN

  • YMAA Taijiquan Assistant Instructors have passed all tests up to and including the 3rd ranking level.
  • YMAA Taijiquan Instructors have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 5th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 5 years after receiving YMAA Taijiquan Interim Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
  • YMAA Taijiquan Masters have 2 possible tracks:
    • Passed all tests up to and including the 10th ranking level.
    • Taught for no less than 10 years after receiving YMAA Taijiquan Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
Name Location Title
1. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Grandmaster
2. Pedro Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Master
3. Victor Casqueiro Amadora, Portugal Master
4. Robert Was Krakow, Poland Master
5. Roger Whidden Marshfield, MA, USA Master
6. Ramel Rones Boston, MA, USA Master
7. Jeffery Bolt Houston, TX, USA Instructor
8. Jeffrey Pratt Boston, MA, USA Instructor
9. Jeffrey Rosen Boston, MA, USA Instructor
10. James O'Leary Boston, MA, USA Instructor
11. Bartomiej Grad Krakow, Poland Instructor
12. Mark Klein Boston, MA, USA Instructor
13. Victor Marques Paris, France Instructor
14. James Noble Boston, MA, USA Instructor
15. Julian Cloete Auckland, New Zealand Instructor
16. Bill Buckley Portsmouth, NH, USA Instructor
17. Olivier Pardo London, United Kingdom Instructor
18. Lewis Paleias New York, NY, USA Instructor
19. Jonathan Chang Andover, MA, USA Instructor
20. Daniel Chadud Santiago, Chile Instructor
21. Alex Kiesel Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
22. Brian Muccio Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
23. Carol Shearer-Best Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
24. Charles Yotte Paris, France Assist. Instructor
25. Chris Hartgrove Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
26. Corlius Birkill Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
27. Gerard Ashe Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
28. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
29. Joseph Best Jr. Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
30. Julien Petitfour Paris, France Assist. Instructor
31. Maciej Ciesielski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
32. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
33. Paola Migliore Italy Assist. Instructor
34. Paul Blake III Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
35. Pedro Graca Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
36. Ricardo Guerreiro Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
37. Vincenzo Russo Italy Assist. Instructor
38. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
39. Alessandra Fogliano Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
40. Martin Evans Chesire, United Kingdom Assist. Instructor
41. Erik Elsemans Leuven, Belgium Assist. Instructor
42. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
43. Nicholas C. Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
44. Scott Tarbell Amesbury, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
45. Daniele D'Ajello Caracciolo Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
46. Krzysztof Operacz Warsaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
47. David Grantham New Jersey, USA Assist. Instructor
48. Arkadiusz Gawroński Białystok, Poland Assist. Instructor
49. Philip Dunwoody Huntington, PA, USA Assist. Instructor
50. James Norman Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
51. Danilo Salive Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
52. Christian Gaunet Vincennes, France Assist. Instructor
53. Frank Verhuelsdonk Scharans, Switzerland Assist. Instructor
54. Javier Rodriguez San Antonio, TX, USA Assist. Instructor
55. Michelle Lin Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
56. Enrico Tomei Conversano, Italy Assist. Instructor
57. Quentin Lopes Mashpee, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
58. Piper Chan Ontario, Canada Assist. Instructor
59. Ana Wąs-Martins Kraków, Poland Assist. Instructor
60. Dr. Robert J. Woodbine Harlem, NY, USA Assist. Instructor
61. Nona Ikeda Sebastopol, CA, USA Assist. Instructor

 

INTERIM INSTRUCTORS

  • YMAA Interim Instructors are ranked according to the number of stripes they have earned in each style. Each stripe is equal to one rank.
  • YMAA Interim Instructor status is conferred upon a student by the YMAA President (i.e. to open a Provisional School), or qualified senior instructors/masters at the local YMAA school (i.e. to assist in teaching).
  • YMAA Interim Instructors have not yet earned Assistant Instructor qualification for the listed styles (6th rank in Shaolin, 3rd rank in Taijiquan). Please check the lists above to see whether instructors have already earned Instructor or Assistant Instructor qualifications.
  • YMAA Interim Instructors are recognized by YMAA for teaching purposes for the styles listed below. If YMAA Interim Instructors have earned their Assistant Instructor or Instructor qualification, they will be listed above.
Name Location Style(s)
1. Erik Elsemans Leuven, Belgium Shaolin (4th Rank)
2. Milan Vigil Memphis, TN, USA Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
3. Richard Levesque Quebec, Canada Shaolin (2nd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
4. David W. Grantham New Jersey, USA Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan
5. Angela Laughingheart Milwaukee, WI USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
6. Leslie Takao Wolfeboro, NH, USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
7. Ricardo Carvalhosa Almada, Portugal Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
8. Miguel Larguinho Almada, Portugal Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
9. Marek Czuprynski Wrocław, Poland Shaolin (5th Rank)
10. Mariusz Klatka Katowice, Poland Shaolin (5th Rank)
11. Michał Gumiński Katowice, Poland Shaolin (5th Rank)
13. Giuseppe (Pino) Creanza Bari, Italy Taijiquan (1st Rank)
14. Shermin Rezaei-Dorji Tehran, Iran Taijiquan
15. Alberto Rodriguez Dijon, France Shaolin (2nd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
16. Damian Fox Clonmel, Ireland Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
17. Michael McCann Liverpool, United Kingdom Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
18. Kathy Yang Boston, MA, USA Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
19. Mariusz Kwaśniewski Bełchatów, Poland Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
20. Marek Sykała Lublin, Poland Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
21. Olivier Pardo London, United Kingdom Shaolin (4th Rank)
22. Rossana Paolillo Salerno, Italy Taijiquan
23. Yan Bellaunay Izernore, France Taijiquan
24. Eucaris Navarro Isla Margarita, Venezuela Taijiquan (1st rank)
25. Carlos Mel Mar de Plata, Argentina Taijiquan (1st Rank)
26. Pierre Coppet Vincennes, France Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
27. Jonathan Luff Gorey, Ireland Shaolin (2nd Rank)
28. Piotr Karolewski Warsaw, Poland Taijiquan (1st Rank)
29. Daniel Espinoza Guayaquil, Ecuador Taijiquan (1st Rank)
30. Damien Caron Tauxigny, France Shaolin, Taijiquan
31. Ben Warner Boston, MA, USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
32. Tye Tonkin Boston, MA, USA Shaolin, Taijiquan
33. Javier Chadud Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
34. Jakub Sroka Kraków, Poland Shaolin (3rd Rank)
35. Jorge Sobrero Córdoba, Argentina Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
36. Mauricio Gonzalez Aysen, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)
37. Gonzalo Gili Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)
38. Cecilia Tassara Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)
39. Leonardo Cid Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)
40. Eduardo Galatzan Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)

 

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