Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming was born in Taiwan in 1946. He has studied Wu Su since the age of fifteen under different instructors, most notably Cheng Gin-Gsao (White Crane, Pai Huo division), Kao Tao (Tai Chi Chuan, Yang's division) and Li Mao-Ching (Long Fist). His academic career is well rounded as well, as he received a M.S. degree in Physics from the National Taiwan University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Mechnical Engineering from Purdue University in 1978
He started working for Texas Instrument in Houston in 1980, founded the Yang's Martial Arts Academy in Boston in 1982, then left TI in 1984 to devote all his time to the YMAA, which has since then expanded into the Yang's Oriental Arts Association, Inc.. He has published a large amount of material, most of which under Unique Publications and his own YMAA Publication Center.