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My Experience at The YMAA Retreat Center in Miranda, California Part 2

My Experience at The YMAA Retreat Center in Miranda, California Part 2

Jonathan Michael Rivera, March 26, 2013

At some point in my stay, a potential five-year candidate named, Nathan Rosen, flew in from France for a short stay. I drove with Dr. Yang and Jonathan Chang to pick him up. More >>

My Experience at The YMAA Retreat Center in Miranda, California Part 1

My Experience at The YMAA Retreat Center in Miranda, California Part 1

Jonathan Michael Rivera, March 19, 2013

It was a quiet Monday morning in Bronx, N.Y. at 5 a.m. when I made my usual stop at the deli by the local train to New York City. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the former UFC Lightweight Champion, Frankie Edgar, alongside the Bellator Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez, featured on the cover of Black Belt Magazine. More >>

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

YMAA 30-Year Anniversary

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Nicholas C. Yang, October 1, 2012

I am happy to say that today is YMAA's 30th anniversary. Today, we are an international organization with over 50 schools in 18 countries, and we are recognized by people all over the world. I would like to thank the many YMAA teachers, students, and supporters for all their support throughout the many years. I believe that together, we will be able to successfully propagate the healthy lifestyles of Qigong and the hard-working culture of traditional martial arts. More >>

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (Photo: J. Chang)

An Interview with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming: Progress at the YMAA Retreat Center

Daniele Bolelli, August 20, 2012

Dr. Yang Jwing Ming is at the halfway point in one of the most ambitious martial adventures in the modern world. Since 2008, Dr. Yang has been living for over nine months every year on a remote piece of land in Humboldt County, in northern California, with a group of disciples who spend their time soaking up Yang’s extensive martial knowledge. More >>

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Interview with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, February 2012

Michael Joyce (Reposted with permission from The Combative Corner), February 6, 2012

Dr. Yang, What originally brought you to the martial arts? I became interested in martial arts partly because I grew up in a traditional Chinese society. I was born right after World War II in Yang’s Village, which consisted of more than 600 relatives and family members living together More >>

Michael Clarke

Interview of Michael Clarke for El Budoka Magazine-Part 2

Juan Luis Cadenas de Llano Bajo, January 3, 2012

The following article is Part 2 of the English translation of an interview between author, Michael Clarke, and writer, Juan Luis Cadenas de Llano Bajo for El Budoka magazine. More >>

Michael Clarke

Interview of Michael Clarke for El Budoka Magazine-Part 1

Juan Luis Cadenas de Llano Bajo, December 28, 2011

The following article is an English translation of an interview between author, Michael Clarke and writer, Juan Luis Cadenas de Llano Bajo for El Budoka magazine. Part No. 1 may be found on Page 50 in issues No. 5. More >>

Intervista con Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (Italian)

Intervista con Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (Italian)

Danielle Bolelli, Samurai Magazine, September 9, 2009

A oltre sessant’ anni di eta’, il maestro Yang Jwing Ming, gia’ membro della Hall of Fame della rivista Inside Kung Fu, fondatore di un’associazione marziale con filiali in tutto il mondo e instancabile propagatore delle arti marziali cinesi tramite decine di libri e DVD didattici, sta materializzando il sogno di una vita. More >>

Interview with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (Samurai Magazine)

Danielle Bolelli, Samurai Magazine, August 28, 2009

Dr. Yang, could you please summarize for our readers how the first year went? With the exception of a few events, the first year of the 10 year program went very smoothly. In this year, I have learned how to treat today’s younger generation. More >>

Dr. Yang demonstrating staff, 1965

Taiwan, Teachers, & Training: An Interview with Yang Jwingming ~ Part 2

Michael A. DeMarco, April 8, 2009

Now that you have provided us with some fascinating background details dealing with family, studies, and work, I'd like to focus on your martial art studies. What exactly got you interested in these arts? Please provide some details about your very first teacher. More >>

Dr. Yang and his White Crane classmates, circa 1965

Taiwan, Teachers, & Training: An Interview with Yang Jwingming ~ Part 1

Michael A. DeMarco, April 6, 2009

The name Dr. Yang Jwingming became known to many because of his early publications dealing with Taijiquan. Despite some editorial faults expected in early works by a native-Chinese speaker who was a novice to publishing, his pioneering volumes offered insights and experience into the art that captivated thousands. More >>

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"The Arts Must be Preserved"

Almut Schmitz, December 29, 2008

This year the internationally-established teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, commenced his long-planned ten-year retreat with five students in a newly built center in California. More >>

Der Erfolg des YMAA Retreat Center (German)

Manon Hansen, August 19, 2008

In den letzten 35 Jahren hat Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming die Vorzüge chinesischer Kultur gelehrt und traditionelle Kampfkunstarten in der ganzen Welt populär gemacht. More >>

Dr. Yang Inside Kung Fu Man-of-the-Year

Inside Kung Fu Man of the Year 2007: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dave Cater, Inside Kung Fu, December 14, 2007

He has been a martial arts and publishing giant for more than three decades. With Yang’s Martial Arts Academy (YMAA) schools dotting every corner of the world, and senior instructors creating equally large names for themselves. More >>

Il Sogno del Maestro Yang Jwing Ming

Il Sogno del Maestro Yang Jwing Ming (Italian)

Daniele Bolelli, Samurai magazine, December 13, 2007

Yang Jwing Ming e’ una leggenda nel mondo delle arti marziali cinesi. Fondatore della Yang Martial Arts Association e dell’omonima casa editrice, autore di innumerevoli libri, videocassette e DVD. More >>

Master Yang at the Retreat Center

Llega el maestro del anti-estrés (Spanish)

Isabel Ovalle, in La Tercera, December 12, 2007

La vorágine del mundo de hoy lo devora todo. Se vive rápido, todo es inmediato y desechable. Se quieren resultados para hoy y no alcanzan las horas del día para lograr lo agendado. More >>

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Dr. Yang Interview with In Review magazine - March 08 issue

Dan Cowan, December 1, 2007

Dr. Yang has been interviewed recently for articles that will appear in local Boston publications, and in the March issue of Music Design's In Review magazine. He also had a lengthy interview with freelance writer Oliver Broudy, contributing writer for Men's Health & Best Life magazines. More >>

Inside Kung Fu, September 2007

Man on a Mission - IKF article

Jennifer Sexton, Inside Kung Fu magazine, September 1, 2007

For 35 years, Dr. Yang has taught the benefits of Chinese culture and popularized traditional martial arts throughout the world. He is in a unique position: carrying the legacy of the generation of the old masters and possessing a keen understanding of a new generation, he has dedicated his life to bridging the East and the West, and researching the ancient arts with a modern scientific perspective. More >>

Energy master: Qigong and taiji find passionate teacher in Marshfield’s Roger Whidden

By Linda Thomas for the Patriot Ledger, August 26, 2007, August 28, 2007

MARSHFIELD, MA - He felt the energy in the ball the first time he stepped onto the mound to throw his first pitch. It was 1965 and the first year and the first game 11-year old Roger Whidden played Little League. More >>

YMAA Retreat Center, CA

A Return to the Ancient Way of Training

David Silver, July 30, 2007

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming has taught the benefits of Chinese culture and popularized traditional martial arts throughout the world. More >>

Ramel Rones

"Breath of Life" - A Boston Globe article

Kevin Galvin, Boston Globe, July 1, 2007

Do martial arts and meditation have medical benefits? Rami Rones, a former fighter who works with cancer patients, says yes, and area hospitals are paying attention. More >>

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Episode 2.
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Northern and Southern Chinese Styles


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