"Enlarge your circle"
YMLSA is the acronym for the Yeung Ma Lee Student Association. On August the 3rd 2003 the Yeung Ma Lee Student Association was established in London with the Yeung Family blessing, and the founding members were:
John Conroy - Rhode Island School Of Tai Chi – USA
James (Jim) Uglow - Tai Chi Club – UK
Joseph Balthazar - Pasadena School Of Tai Chi - USA
This is an informal and private association. The relationship established between the three founding members is important. They discuss and exchange information regarding the Yeung Family system. This engenders an open relationship between themselves and the Yeung Family, proving to Yeung Sifu that they can communicate and collaborate with each other. Subsequently all the members have been given access to advance knowledge.
John is the most senior Caucasian Yeung family member practitioner and the disciple to Chu Gin Soon (the 2nd disciple of Yeung Sau Chung). On the retirement of Chu Gin Soon John was given permission to access instruction from Yeung Sifu.
Jim was originally a student of Chu King Hung (3rd disciple of Yeung Sau Chung) until he shut down his school in London. He is now Sifu Yeung's most senior foreign student who has studied with her for about 10 years.
The Yeung Ma-Lee Student Association has been a great benefit to all of the students associated with their respective teachers. The positive interaction of all three members has produced a climate of communication and enabled the transmission of the knowledge that has previously been unseen outside of the Yeung Family.