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YMAA Qin Na (Chin Na) Instructors

(Updated: November 15th, 2018)

This is the official list of active YMAA Qin Na Instructors and YMAA Qin Na Assistant Instructors existing in the world today. There are no exceptions. If you believe that there is an error, please contact us ASAP.

  • YMAA Chin Na Assistant Instructors have passed the preliminary exam consisting of 10 randomly selected Chin Na techniques and counter-techniques.
  • YMAA Chin Na Instructors have 2 possible tracks:
    • Taught for no less than 5 years after receiving YMAA Chin Na Assistant Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
    • Taught for no less than 10 years after receiving YMAA Chin Na Coach Instructor status. Permission required. Teaching and quality must be verified, and additional years may be required by grading officials.
  • Not all YMAA-certified Chin Na Instructors and Assistant Instructors are actively affiliated with YMAA schools and activities.
Name Date Title Location
1. James K. Noble
Website
February 22, 1997 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
June 26, 2004 Instructor
2. David W. Grantham January 30, 2000 Assist. Instructor Clinton, NJ, USA
January 28, 2007 Instructor
3. Paul Green
Website
January 30, 2000 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
November 1, 2010 Instructor
4. Victor Marques
Website
January 29, 2001 Assist. Instructor Paris, France
January 29, 2011 Instructor
5. Pedro Rodrigues
Website
November 1, 2007 Assist. Instructor Lisbon, Portugal
November 1, 2017 Instructor
6. Victor Casqueiro
Website
November 1, 2007 Assist. Instructor Lisbon, Portugal
November 1, 2017 Instructor
7. Robert Wąs
Website
November 1, 2007 Assist. Instructor Kraków, Poland
November 1, 2017 Instructor
8. Paul Moran
Website
January 20, 2008 Assist. Instructor Dublin, Ireland
January 20, 2018 Instructor
9. Bill Buckley
Website
January 20, 2008 Assist. Instructor Portsmouth, NH, USA
November 15, 2018 Instructor
10. Fada Mohammad February 22, 1997 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
11. Joseph Caulfield July 20, 1997 Assist. Instructor
12. Michael Shannon February 21, 1998 Assist. Instructor
13. Richard Shields February 21, 1998 Assist. Instructor
14. Robert Winslow February 21, 1998 Assist. Instructor
15. Douglas Johnstone February 21, 1998 Assist. Instructor Camden, ME, USA
16. Clyde Santana February 21, 1998 Assist. Instructor
17. Louis Sparanges February 28, 1998 Assist. Instructor
18. Nick Barcia February 28, 1998 Assist. Instructor
19. Thierry Remion February 28, 1998 Assist. Instructor
20. Mark Rits January 31, 1999 Assist. Instructor
21. Mike Johnstone January 31, 1999 Assist. Instructor
22. Michael E. Anderson July 11, 1999 Assist. Instructor
23. Glenn Burleson July 11, 1999 Assist. Instructor
24. Jay Jack July 11, 1999 Assist. Instructor
25. Nick Woolley September 18, 1999 Assist. Instructor
26. Michael Vasicek January 30, 2000 Assist. Instructor Prague, Czech Republic
27. David Camara January 29, 2001 Assist. Instructor
28. Pascal Plee
Website
January 29, 2001 Assist. Instructor Paris, France
29. Charles Yotte January 29, 2001 Assist. Instructor
30. Aaron Damus July 2, 2001 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
31. Corlius Birkill
Website
July 2, 2001 Assist. Instructor Pretoria, South Africa
32. Stephen Frankel
Website
June 30, 2002 Assist. Instructor Mt. Arlington, NJ, USA
33. Paul Mahoney
Website
June 27, 2004 Assist. Instructor Amesbury, MA, USA
34. Kevin Boyd June 27, 2004 Assist. Instructor Houston, TX, USA
35. George Fusco, Jr. January 30, 2005 Assist. Instructor
36. Richard Levesque June 26, 2005 Assist. Instructor Quebec, Canada
37. Gerard Lacaze January 29, 2006 Assist. Instructor
38. Alexandre Moine August 2007 Assist. Instructor
39. Stephane Tavenas August 2007 Assist. Instructor
40. Celso Barja November 1, 2007 Assist. Instructor Lisbon, Portugal
41. Tony Chee November 1, 2007 Assist. Instructor Lisbon, Portugal
42. John Wicker
Website
January 20, 2008 Assist. Instructor Indianapolis, Indiana
43. Brian Muccio
Website
August 24, 2013 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
44. Ken Craggs
August 24, 2013 Assist. Instructor Cumming, GA, USA
45. Brandon Sieg
Website
March 22, 2014 Assist. Instructor Martinsville, IN, USA
46. Tony Lutz
March 22, 2014 Assist. Instructor Indianapolis, IN, USA
47. Maarten Vercruysse
June 14, 2014 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA
48. Daniel Joslin
August 16, 2018 Assist. Instructor Indianapolis, IN, USA
49. Tye Tonkin
October 28, 2018 Assist. Instructor Boston, MA, USA



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