Instructors

Alex Kiesel

Tai Chi & Kung Fu Instructor/Owner

In 1978,  Mr. Kiesel began his martial arts training in Shaolin Kempo. In 1982, he began to study under the direction of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming in Shaolin Long Fist, Shaolin White Crane and Yang Style Taiji (Tai Chi) and is certified to instruct both Kung Fu & Tai Chi programs.

Mr. Kiesel has judged at the U.S. National Chinese Martial Arts Competitions and has served as a regional advisor to the U.S. Kung Fu Federation.  In addition to studying with Dr. Yang over the years, he has also studied with several renowned masters including Liang Shou-Yu in Simplified Taiji and the 12 Animal Form Xingyiquan, Grandmaster Li Mao-Ching in Shaolin Long Fist and the late Grandmaster Wang Ju-Rong in Long Fist (Cha Chuan).   Mr. Kiesel is a Tai Chi Master Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.

Mr. Kiesel is available for large and small group instruction, corporate sessions and private lessons.

To contact Mr. Kiesel, email: [email protected] or call (978) 494.4355.


Meg Holmes

Tai Chi Instructor

Meg Holmes has had a lengthy career as a school librarian/teacher working with students from kindergarten through college. Her expertise as an educator has carried over to her career as a Tai Chi instructor. Meg considers herself to be a life-long learner and on a lifelong journey as a student of Tai Chi.

Meg began studying Tai Chi in 1990 at Yang’s Andover under the tutelage of Alex Kiesel. She has been a student within the YMAA system ever since and has learned from instructors such as Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Ramel Rones, and Jeff Pratt. Meg is a Level 3 Tai Chi Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.


Paul Blake

Tai Chi Instructor

Paul is a senior Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor at Yang’s Martial Arts in Andover.  He has studied and taught Tai Chi and Qigong for nearly 30 years under the teaching of world-renowned Master, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.

Paul is well-versed in both the martial and the health aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong and is excited about the future of these arts for, as each new scientific discovery arises, they validate what the ancient masters were trying to pass along.  

Paul is a Tai Chi Master Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.