Martine Salane to Co-Head Dept of Instruction

Dear Directors, Instructors and Members,


It is my pleasure to announce that beginning January 20, 2017,  Martine Salane will take on the position of Co-Head of the Department of Instruction with me.  She will be responsible for the administration of instructor certification, training standards and the Instructor Registry.  I will supervise the Instruction Department in general and Chair both the Instructor Committee and Examination Committee.  I will also continue to oversee the Division of Instruction and Standards overall. 
Martine has been a long-time and dedicated member of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association and a committee member of the  Michigan Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center with whom I have worked closely over these many years. She holds Rank 6 and currently sits on the Ranking committee of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. 
In the past 12 years, Martine has made a significant contribution to her community by donating her time and instructional skills to her local cancer organization. 


With her strong administrative skills, I know that Martine will be excellent in this new position.  Please join me in welcoming Martine as the Instruction Department Co-Head.
Han Hoong Wang
Head, Department of Instruction
Vice President, Instruction and Standards

Martine Salane

Han Hoong-Wang

2017 Requirements for Association Instructors

Dear Directors and Instructors;

This past summer the administrative structure was reorganized to have an Executive Committee of the president and 4 vice-presidents to oversee the organizational and administrative responsibilities of the association. The Executive Committee with the Training Standards Department and the Instructors Committee developed new requirements and procedures for instructors of our association.

The new requirements and procedures are a result of the lessons we learned from the implementation of the now defunct Qualified Instructor Certification Program(QICP) and this past summers Teachers Training Methods 1-Camp (TTM -1 Camp).

Under the leadership and guidance of Grandmaster Yang Jun, a more comprehensive set of requirements to become an association instructor was developed.

Summarized below are the new requirements which take effect January 1, 2017. These changes will be incorporated into Chapter 4-Instructors of the Directors and Instructors Handbook is updated.



Ray Tom

Department of Documents and Procedures


PDF:  2017-instructor-requirements

Asian Headquarters Grand Opening March 2017

I am proud to announce International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association Asian Headquarters Grand Opening will be held in Kunming, Yunnan, China, March 25, 2017. Meanwhile, Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Training Base, Southwest China and Kunming Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center will be established. You are all invited! We will also arrange a tour and a three day Hand Form seminar. You can find all information in attached file.

Please join us and participate in this milestone moment!

Please email me at if you have any questions.

I am looking forward meeting you all in Kunming!

Best Regards,

Secretary of International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association