...Dr Yang Dr. Yang
, Jwing-Ming started his
Gongfu (or Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao.In thirteen years of study (1961-1974 A.D.) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang
became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of barehands 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.After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan with several masters and senior practitioners such as Master Li, Mao-Ching and Mr. Wilson Chen in Taipei.Master Li
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.
When Dr. Yang
was eighteen years old he
entered Tamkang College
in Taipei Xian to study Physics and also began the study of traditional Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan or Chang Chuan) with Master Li
at the Tamkang College Guoshu Club
(1964-1968 A.D.).He eventually became an assistant instructor under Master Li.In 1971 he completed his M.S. degree in Physics at the National Taiwan University and then served in the Chinese Air Force from 1971 to 1972.In the service, Dr. Yang taught Physics at the Junior Academy of the Chinese Air Force while also teaching Wushu.
After being honorably discharged in 1972, he
returned to Tamkang College
to teach Physics and resumed study under Master Li
.From Master Li
, Dr. Yang
learned Northern style Gongfu, which includes both barehand (especially kicking) techniques and numerous weapons.In 1974, Dr. Yang came to the United States to study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.
At the request of a few students, Dr. Yang
began to teach Gongfu (Kung Fu), which resulted in the foundation of the Purdue University Chinese Kung Fu Research Club
in the spring of 1975.While at Purdue
, Dr. Yang
also taught college-credited courses in Taijiquan.In May, 1978 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by Purdue.
In summary, Dr. Yang
has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961.During this time, he
has spent thirteen years learning Shaolin White Crane (Bai He), Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan), and Taijiquan.Dr. Yang
has more than thirty years of instructional experience: seven years in Taiwan, five years at Purdue University
, two years in Houston, Texas, and sixteen years in Boston, Massachusetts.In addition, Dr. Yang
has been invited to offer seminars around the world to share his
knowledge of Chinese martial arts and Qigong.The countries he
has visited include Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Poland, England, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Iran, Chile, Venezuela, Morocco, South Africa, Holland, Hungary, Spain, and Germany.Dr. Yang
has published twenty-four books and twenty-eight videotapes on the martial arts and Qigong.Currently he is president of Yang's Oriental Arts Association, Boston, MA.