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YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors

(Updated: July 30th, 2018)
This is the official list of active YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Masters, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Instructors, YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Assistant Instructors and YMAA Shaolin/Taijiquan Coach Instructors existing in the world today. There are no exceptions. Active YMAA masters and instructors have an official affiliation with YMAA either as a director, instructor, or student, have an active YMAA membership, are regularly involved in YMAA seminars, classes, and activities, and are endorsed to teach under the YMAA name. YMAA reserves the right to revoke any YMAA member's "active" status at any time if deemed necessary. If you believe that there is an error in this list, please contact us ASAP.

 

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 Coach 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. Arménio Silva Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
15. Bartlomiej Grad Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
16. Christopher Fazzio Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
17. Celso Barja Amadora,Portugal Assist. Instructor
18. Hugo Dias Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
19. James O'Leary Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
20. James Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
21. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
22. José Santos Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
23. Makula Zsolt Budapest, Hungary Assist. Instructor
24. Miguel Palma Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
25. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
26. Ramel Rones Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
27. Simon Pang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
28. Tai D. Ngo Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
29. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
30. Tony Chee Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
31. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
32. Aiden Lottering Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
33. George Mentis Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
34. Alessandro Iori Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
35. Paolo Quintili Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
36. Ben Warner Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
37. Marco Gonçalves Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
38. Paul Moran Dublin, Ireland Assist. Instructor
39. Diogo Macedo Rodrigues Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
40. Pawel Cybulski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
41. Piotr Markowski Wrocław, Poland Assist. Instructor
42. Alec Chan Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
43. Frank Verhuelsdonk Scharans, Switzerland Assist. Instructor
44. Javier Rodriguez San Antonio, TX, USA Assist. Instructor
45. Michelle Lin Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
46. Enrico Tomei Conversano, Italy Assist. Instructor
47. Quentin Lopes Mashpee, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
48. Piper Chan Ontario, Canada 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 Coach 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. Bartlomiej 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. Alex Kiesel Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
21. Alessandro Iori Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
22. Arménio Silva Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
23. Brian Muccio Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
24. Carol Shearer-Best Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
25. Charles Yotte Paris, France Assist. Instructor
26. Chris Hartgrove Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
27. Corlius Birkill Pretoria, South Africa Assist. Instructor
28. Krzysztof Flejmer Stockholm, Sweeden Assist. Instructor
29. Dennis Willmont Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
30. Florence Leonard Paris, France Assist. Instructor
31. Gerard Ashe Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
32. Harold Dupuis Paris, France Assist. Instructor
33. Jean Louis Laneres Paris, France Assist. Instructor
34. Jean Louis Toe Paris, France Assist. Instructor
35. Joaquim Barros Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
36. Joseph Best Jr. Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
37. Julien Petitfour Paris, France Assist. Instructor
38. Maciej Ciesielski Gdynia, Poland Assist. Instructor
39. Mariusz Targos Wroclaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
40. Ludovico Romeo Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
41. Mark Falco Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
42. Nicole Laneres Paris, France Assist. Instructor
43. Paola Migliore Italy Assist. Instructor
44. Paul Blake III Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
45. Paul Mahoney Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
46. Pedro Graca Amadora, Portugal Assist. Instructor
47. Ricardo Guerreiro Almada, Portugal Assist. Instructor
48. Vincenzo Russo Italy Assist. Instructor
49. Zbigniew Panasewicz Krakow, Poland Assist. Instructor
50. Paolo Quintili Rome, Italy Assist. Instructor
51. Alessandra Fogliano Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
52. Martin Evans Chesire, United Kingdom Assist. Instructor
53. Wlodzimierz Hrymniak Warsaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
54. Erik Elsemans Leuven, Belgium Assist. Instructor
55. Rafal Szulkowski Sopot/Gdansk, Poland Assist. Instructor
56. Nicholas C. Yang Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
57. Scott Tarbell Amesbury, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
58. Daniele D'Ajello Caracciolo Napoli, Italy Assist. Instructor
59. Krzysztof Operacz Warsaw, Poland Assist. Instructor
60. Przemyslaw Milczarek Gorzów Wlkp., Poland Assist. Instructor
61. David Grantham New Jersey, USA Assist. Instructor
62. Daniel Chadud Santiago, Chile Assist. Instructor
63. Arkadiusz Gawroński Białystok, Poland Assist. Instructor
64. Philip Dunwoody Huntington, PA, USA Assist. Instructor
65. James Norman Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
66. Danilo Salive Boston, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
67. Christian Gaunet Vincennes, France Assist. Instructor
68. Frank Verhuelsdonk Scharans, Switzerland Assist. Instructor
69. Javier Rodriguez San Antonio, TX, USA Assist. Instructor
70. Michelle Lin Andover, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
71. Enrico Tomei Conversano, Italy Assist. Instructor
72. Quentin Lopes Mashpee, MA, USA Assist. Instructor
73. Piper Chan Ontario, Canada Assist. Instructor
74. Ana Wąs-Martins Kraków, Poland Assist. Instructor

 

COACH INSTRUCTORS

  • YMAA Coach Instructors are ranked according to the number of stripes they have earned in each style. Each stripe is equal to one rank.
  • YMAA Coach 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 Coach 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 Coach Instructors are recognized by YMAA for teaching purposes for the styles listed below. If YMAA Coach 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 (4th Rank)
12. Giuseppe (Pino) Creanza Bari, Italy Taijiquan (1st Rank)
13. Shermin Rezaei-Dorji Tehran, Iran Taijiquan
14. Alberto Rodriguez Dijon, France Shaolin (2nd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
15. Damian Fox Clonmel, Ireland Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
16. Michael McCann Liverpool, United Kingdom Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
17. Kathy Yang Boston, MA, USA Shaolin (5th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
18. Mariusz Kwaśniewski Bełchatów, Poland Shaolin (4th Rank), Taijiquan (1st Rank)
19. Marek Sykała Lublin, Poland Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
20. Olivier Pardo London, United Kingdom Shaolin (4th Rank)
21. Rossana Paolillo Salerno, Italy Taijiquan
22. Yan Bellaunay Izernore, France Taijiquan
23. Eucaris Navarro Isla Margarita, Venezuela Taijiquan
24. Carlos Mel Mar de Plata, Argentina Taijiquan
25. Pierre Coppet Vincennes, France Shaolin (3rd Rank), Taijiquan (2nd Rank)
26. Jonathan Luff Gorey, Ireland Shaolin (2nd Rank)
27. Piotr Karolewski Warsaw, Poland Taijiquan (1st Rank)
28. Daniel Espinoza Guayaquil, Ecuador Taijiquan (1st Rank)
29. Damien Caron Tauxigny, France Shaolin, Taijiquan
30. Ben Warner Boston, MA, USA Taijiquan (1st Rank)
31. Tye Tonkin Boston, MA, USA Shaolin, Taijiquan
32. Javier Chadud Santiago, Chile Taijiquan (1st Rank)

 

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