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July/August 2017: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2017

YMAA CA

Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 7 until August 18, 2017.


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


Date Subject Description
July 7-14, 2017 Qigong-1 (Theory/Foundation and Embryonic Breathing) Introductory Qigong with lecture on how to conserve and build Qi, as well as finding focus of the mind.
July 14-21, 2017 Qigong-3 (Hard Qigong) Qigong for energizing and strengthening the body through Muscle/Tendon Changing and White Crane Hard Qigong exercises.
July 21-28, 2017 Qigong-4 (Soft Qigong) Qigong for relaxation, health, and improved circulation within the body. Improve longevity, clarity of the mind, and stress management.
July 28 - August 4, 2017 Taijiquan/Taiji Staff Basics Yang-Style Long Form - The Essentials to Tai Chi practice Heal
Taiji Staff - Fundamental techniques for getting a handle on controlling and fully utilizing long weapons
August 4-11, 2017 Taiji Pushing Hands/Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands OR Taiji Fighting Set Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind
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 11-18, 2017 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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August 2017: YMAA Intl European Summer Camp in Aix en Provence, France

YMAA Intl European Summer Camp
Date Subject Description
August 19 - August 27, 2017 Long Fist
White Crane
Taijiquan
Qigong
6 hours per day, covering:
  • Qigong Theory and Meditation
  • Shaolin/Taijiquan Forms and Martial Applications
  • Taijiquan Fighting Set
  • White Crane 2 Short Rods
  • Staff/Spear

Full details and registration are on the YMAA Intl European Summer Camp website.

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September 2017: Ancient Fighting Arts Hosts Dr. Yang in Pittsfield, VT, USA

Date Subject Description
September 23-24, 2017 9am - 5pm: Push Hands and Chin Na (Joint Locks) Pushing hands trains you to develop a sensitivity to your opponent's intention and power. Chin Na consists of joint-lock techniques applicable to any martial arts style.

Download the flyer here.

Check for updates at Ancient Fighting Arts' page.

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

YMAA Andover Workshops
Date Subject Description
September 30, 2017
(Tuesday)
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
(Friday)
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
(Friday)
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
(Saturday)
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
(Sunday)
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.

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July/August 2018: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2018

YMAA CA

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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