Nicholas Yang, son of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is currently director of the YMAA (Yang’s Martial Arts Association) Retreat Center’s operations, programs, and publications. Located in Miranda, California, the Center’s purpose is to preserve traditional Chinese Martial Arts and culture and to provide training that adheres to the highest standards and principles. The interview covers Nicholas Yang’s background and early training, and his experiences competing in martial arts tournaments. He discusses the challenges and drawbacks of competition, and the characteristics of a high-level performance. He shares his views on MMA and his hopes for the future of Chinese Martial Arts.
Nicholas Yang InterviewCMA Journal