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.

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JONATHAN D. CHANG

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.

YMAA Shaolin Instructor & Taijiquan Instructor

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MICHELLE H. LIN

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.

YMAA Shaolin Assistant Instructor & Taijiquan Assistant Instructor

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FRANK VERHÜLSDONK

Guest Instructor

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.

YMAA Qigong Assistant Instructor & Taijiquan Assistant Instructor

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XIAO HU

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

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 • Servicing Andover, MA & the New England region •

• Available for travel worldwide •