YMAA

(YANG'S MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION)

YMAA-LogoYang’s Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA in 1982. With the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong , Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Gongfu 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.
YMAA Publication Center was founded on January 1, 1984 with the goal of producing superior books and instructional videotapes on Qigong and Chinese martial arts. YMAA was also an early pioneer in the DVD industry, producing in-depth, extended-play DVDs with hours of instructional content.

GRAND MASTER YANG, JWING-MING

Master Yang Tai Chi Yang style exercisesDr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) 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, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na (or Chin Na), Tui Na and Dian Xue massages, and herbal treatment.
At the age of sixteen, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan (Yang Style) 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). After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan with Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂 清) and training partner Mr. Wilson Chen in Taipei. Master Li learned his Taijiquan from the well-known Master Han, Ching-Tang, and Mr. Chen learned his Taijiquan from Master Chang, Xiang-San. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong. Read more…

ZIBI PANASEWICZ - SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Zibi have over 30 years experience with Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Yang style in YMAA program and teaches at Tai Chi Ealing (West London).

Achievements and certificates:

2017: 2nd place, 3rd place (Pushing Hands)
2014: 1st place, 2nd place (Pushing Hands)
2013: 2nd, 2nd place (Team Shaolin competition)
2013: 1st place (Pushing Hands)
2013: 1st place (Pushing Hands)
2012: 1st, 3rd place (Pushing Hands)
2012: Chinese Martial Arts Coach Level 2
2012: 2nd and 3rd place
2011: 2nd place – Traditional Forms
2011 (15th May) -to present: Director YMAA OrientSport
2009: opening school in London – OrientSport
2004-2007: Director YMAA Nowa Huta
2004: YMAA Taiji Assistant Instructor
2000: YMAA Shaolin Assistant Instructor
2000: 2nd place – Tai Chi sword
1994: instructor Kung Fu
1989: started his Kung Fu training in YMAA

Summary:

  • Martial Arts Insurance
  • DBS checked (former CRB) 
  • Tai Chi and Kung Fu instructor certificates
  • Chinese Martial Arts Coach Level 2
  • Over 30 years experience with Tai Chi and Kung Fu

Zibi Panasewicz started practicing Kung Fu and Tai Chi Yang style in 1989 and soon he started assisting in training sessions at the Master Robert Was school, which is the East European YMAA HQ. Grand Master Yang Jwing-Ming certified Zibi’s own school in 2004 who’s continued teaching children (Young Dragons, 6-13 years old) and adults – Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan classes.

In 2006 his 15 year old student Karina Blaszkiewicz won 2nd place in International Polish Championship in semi-contact competition for girls up to 16 years old. Later his Young Dragons group was invited to present their skills at Martial Arts Festival.
In 2007 Zibi Panasewicz moved to United Kingdom and since September 2009 to June 2011 he taught Kung Fu at Hathaway Primary School and disabled children from Alexandra School. Now focusing on teaching Tai Chi Yang style and Shaolin Kung Fu at Tai Chi Ealing (Tai Chi London).
Zibi has competed in UK competitions at the highest levels, achieving many medals, in Form, Weapons and Pushing Hands.

ROGER MOSES - ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Roger Moses - YMAA Orientsport

Roger began his martial arts training in 2000 studying at the Tai Chi Tong Long Association. Two years later he started training in Northern White Crane and Southern Jow Gar at the Shaolin Gym. He continued to train at both these schools for the next 12 years. In 2010 Roger began classes at YMAA Orientsport studying Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under Zibi. He soon realised a great passion for Internal Arts. Tai Chi gradually became his focus and only training. He regularly taught classes at this school. In 2016 Roger was introduced by Zibi to the London Central Free Push Hands group in Regents Park. Here he met Lindon, teacher of 7th Breath Integrated Power. Impressed with the skill and soft power of Lindon and his students he began classes. With both Lindon and Zibi’s approval he has decided to begin (2019) teaching a combination of the two schools. He set up the Internal Way Academy aiming to teach others and increase his own understanding of Internal Arts through teaching whilst continuing to train under his teachers.