About Us

Hi! We're Jon and Michelle.

We're practitioners of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts styles: Long Fist & White Crane Kung Fu, and Yang Style Taijiquan.


Combined, we have 30+ years of teaching experience for students of all ages, in classrooms, workshops, seminars, and online.



Co-founder, Creative Manager

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.

Shaolin Instructor / Taijiquan Instructor



Co-founder, Operations Manager

Michelle began training Shaolin Kung Fu at Yang's Martial Arts in Andover, MA in 1998. In 2013, she was accepted as the first female student to study at the YMAA California Retreat Center.

Shaolin Assistant Instructor / Taijiquan Assistant Instructor



Door Greeter

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.

Australian Cattle Dog / Rat Terrier

Guest Instructors

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.


Available Languages:

English, German, Spanish

His passions lie in the practical application of the principles, concepts, and training components of the energy arts. He aims to enhance one’s life through sharing Qigong methodology and his enthusiasm for the practice. Frank is a disciple of Dr. Yang.

Scharans, Switzerland



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 • Servicing Andover, MA & the New England region •

• Available for travel worldwide •