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September/October 2017: YMAA Andover Dr. Yang Workshop in Andover, MA, USA

YMAA Andover Workshops
Date Subject Description
September 29, 2017

5pm - 6:30pm

  • Demo by Andover Demo Team
  • Warm-Up
  • Basics (stances, kicks, hand forms)
  • Lian Bu Quan (Long Fist)
  • Q&A
  • All proceeds to benefit YMAA Retreat Center. Pre-registration by donation: $15
September 29, 2017

7pm - 8:30pm

  • The YMAA Approach to Taijiquan
  • Review of the Long Form, Corrections and Changes will be analyzed.
  • All proceeds to benefit YMAA Retreat Center. Pre-registration by donation: $15
September 30, 2017
Qigong Meditation (Small Circulation) 10am - 1pm, 3pm - 6pm: Small Circulation is a practice of circulating Qi within the human body. This workshop will cover the theories on building and storing Qi in the Lower Dan Tian and regulating Qi flow in the Twelve Primary Qi channels. For health and longevity. Early bird registration deadline is June 15th.
October 1, 2017
8 Simple Qigong Exercises (8 Pieces of Brocade) 9am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm: 8 Pieces of Brocade is a well-known and easy-to-learn Qigong set that can help improve your health with just a few minutes of daily practice. For health and longevity. Early bird registration deadline is June 15th.

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Check for updates at YMAA Andover website.

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October 2017: October 2017: Lau Kune Do Temple of Martial Arts Hosts Dr. Yang in Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Date Subject Description
October 13, 2017
6pm - 9pm: Chin Na (Joint Locks) Learn the art of "seize and control," an important part of short range fighting for all martial art styles. These joint locking techniques can be applied to any background and style of training to help understand how to control opponents in hand-to-hand exchange.
October 14, 2017
9am - 5pm: Push Hands You will learn how to develop your center, rooting, and sensitivity practices to read your opponent's intentions to neutralize and counter their attacks. Pushing Hands takes the Tai Chi philosophy into a moving practice, forming the root to developing the skills and reflexes needed to use Tai Chi as a martial art.
October 15, 2017
9am - 5pm: Qigong Theory & Application With a mixture of theory and application, you will learn from a world-renowned master and scholar, the ancient practices of Qigong, to combat fatigue and lower back pain, as well as the foundation to working with your bodies' inner power source. The base of all Qigong theory is the most important place to form your foundation of study.

Register on the Lau Kune Do Temple of Martial Arts website.


February 2018: YMAA South America Summer Camp in Pucón, Chile

2018 YMAA S. America Summer Camp

A week-long camp in the scenic and touristic location of Pucón, Chile. This camp will also include a day for the introduction, presentation, and discussion of the proposed Newendao Center, which will be a new permanent training center located in Pucón. Training topics will be: Meidtation, Taijiquan Fundamentals, Taiji Ball, Taijiquan Long Form, Taiji Sword, Chin Na, and Pushing Hands.

Date Subject Description
Sat Feb 17th 2018 Check-In and Arrival
Sun Feb 18th 2018 Newendao Day - Presentation of upcoming Newendao Center
Mon Feb 19th 2018 Training
Tues Feb 20th 2018 Training
Wed Feb 21st 2018 Training
Thurs Feb 22 2018 Sightseeing Day / Advanced Students Seminar
Fri Feb 23rd 2018 Training
Sat Feb 24th 2018 Training
Sun Feb 25th 2018 Training
Mon Feb 26th 2018 Check-Out and Departure

Contact YMAA Chile director Daniel Chadud for more information. Go to their website here.

Download the flyer for more information.

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July/August 2018: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2018


Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 6 until August 17, 2018.

There are no prerequisites for any seminar! All levels of experience, any background, and any style are welcome to attend.

Date Subject Description
July 6-13, 2018 Qigong-1 (Theory/Foundation and Spine Health) Introductory Qigong with lecture on how to conserve and build Qi, as well as finding focus of the mind.
July 13-20, 2018 Qigong-5 (General Qigong Massage) General Qigong masasge techniques to relieve muscular stress and blockages in the Qi circulatory system.
July 20-27, 2018 Qigong-7 (Small Circulation) In order to rebuild the strength of the physical body and bring the spirit to a higher level, you should learn how to fill the Qi vessels to a more abundant level. You will then be able to reconstruct the body and nourish the brain, raising up the spirit of vitality.
July 27 - August 3, 2018 Taijiquan / Taiji Saber Yang-Style Long Form - The essentials to Taijiquan practice.

Taiji Saber - Taiji weapon forms enable a practitioner to train the concepts and feelings of the barehand form to a deeper level. Saber is typically the first and most essential short weapon learned.
August 3-10, 2018 Taiji Pushing Hands / Taiji Fighting Set Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind. Includes Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands (Silk Reeling).

Taiji Fighting Set for intermediate to advanced practitioners, a choreographed 2-person set that thoroughly explores applications and Taijiquan principles.
August 10-17, 2018 Chin Na / White Crane Joint-lock techniques for all styles and backgrounds.
White Crane blocking, sticking, and fundamental concepts.

For more information about the center please visit the YMAA California Retreat Center's homepage.

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