Jonathan began his practice of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts at the age of five at Yang's Martial Arts in Andover, MA. He enrolled in the 10-year training program at the YMAA California Retreat Center in 2008.
In 2010, Frank began studying Taijiquan and Qigong as a visitor at the YMAA Retreat Center. A year later, he was accepted as a student in Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's comprehensive full-time training program.
Xiao Hu was adopted by the first generation students of the YMAA California Retreat Center in October 2008. In December 2018, he traveled across the country with his humans and now resides with them in Massachusetts.