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Thanks to the overwhelming support of our past members and staff, YMAA Andover (Tai Chi) re-opened in October of 2021 after having closed in September of 2020 due to COVID.  The new studio, not far from our previous location at Dundee Park in Andover, boasts 4,000 SF and is shared with Andover Fit Body Bootcamp, a local bootcamp studio. 


Director/Instructor Alex Kiesel teaches Beginners', Level One Continuation classes, Private Tai Chi Lessons along with managing and rebuilding the Tai Chi program. Enrollment has been strong and the feedback from our new and returning students has been very positive.


Along with Alex, the staff includes Tai Chi/Chi Kung Instructors Paul Blake, Meg Holmes and Dan Boland.  Additionally Instructor Jeff Pratt rejoined the staff to offer continuation TC classes, Pushing Hands, and specialty workshops. 


As in years past, the highlight of each year is having Dr. Yang visit and offer specialty seminars along with his talented and accomplished daughter, Ms. Kathy Yang.  Since we have reopened, Dr. Yang and Ms. Yang has offered well-attended seminars at our studio each year.  


The last two years have been incredible. We have reconnected with former students, gained new students and have given back to the community ... which is one of the well-known traits of YMAA Andover.  


Our goals for the coming years are to continue building the current program, add new specialty classes, continue to host workshops with guest instructors and of course, give back to the community which has embraced our comeback.

"Thank You" for supporting the re-opening of Yang's Martial Arts in Andover

Established 1988

About Yang's Martial Arts

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Yang's Martial Arts Andover was formed in 1988 and has been offering quality instruction in traditional Chinese martial arts.

Yang's Andover was established by Alex Kiesel, one of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming's first disciples. Mr. Kiesel begins his Martial Arts training 1978 in Kenpo Karate. In 1982, he began studying under Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming. After achieving Instructor level in 1986 under Dr. Yang, Mr. Kiesel open his first location on Haverhill Street (Rte. 133) in Andover, MA in 1988.

Over the years, Yang's Andover expanded its programing and locations to include a full scale fitness facility (gym). On September 30, 2020, Yang's Andover closed due to the insurmountable challenges created by COVID.

In October 2021, we began offering Tai Chi programs in a temporary location at 18 Red Spring Rd, Andover inside Andover Fitbody Bootcamp.

Our goal is to eventually find a 1,500 to 3,000 SF home in the area to call our own again soon!

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