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We are YMAA branch schools located in London and Chester promoting Chinese Martial Arts (Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Shaolin Kung Fu).

about YMAA

Yang's Martial Arts Association

Yang’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.

Anyone can learn
Tai Chi Chuan

Health benefits of tai chi

Did you know? Tai Chi can help you:

  • Live longer
  • Improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility
  • Boost cognitive function
  • Improve COPD symptoms
  • Get better night-time sleep quality
  • Improve symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • See improvements in cardiovascular fitness.
  • Reduce risk of falls


YMAA programme​


YMAA UK news

Da Mo – Qigong

Qigong Training (YMAA North)

YMAA North is extending Qigong training in Autumn 2022 to include the Yi Jin Jing – Da Mo’s muscle/tendon changing classic – one of many forms of Qigong known to…
YMAA North Uk – 1st Part of Form

Tai Chi classes at YMAA North

YMAA North is taking a short break while students enjoy their summer holidays.  Classes resume on 7 September 2022.  Time and place are unchanged – St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s Primary…
YMAA North Uk – 1st Part of Form

New Director at YMAA North!

Martin Evans succeeds Michael McCann as director and head instructor of YMAA North.  Martin is a 3rd Rank graded member of YMAA with more than 20 years’ experience of practising Chinese…