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July/August 2016: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2016

YMAA CA

Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 8 until August 19, 2016.


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


Date Subject Description
July 8-15, 2016 Chin Na / White Crane Joint-lock techniques for all styles and backgrounds.
White Crane blocking, sticking, and fundamental concepts.
July 15-22, 2016 Taijiquan / Taiji Sword Yang-Style Long Form - The Essentials to Tai Chi practice
Classical Yang-Style Taiji Sword sequence, theory, and applications.
July 22-29, 2016 Taiji Pushing Hands/Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind
Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands (Silk Reeling)
July 29 - August 5, 2016 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.
August 5-12, 2016 Qigong-2 (Medical Qigong) Heal and strengthen your body without the use of drugs or external remedies. Discover how to understand your body and allow it to heal itself.
August 12-19, 2016 Qigong-8 (Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing) Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Qigong was passed down to Shaolin priests by Bodhidharma around 530 AD. The former conditions the body's physical strength and immune system, and the latter improves longevity and maintains the bone marrow.

More information about visiting the Retreat Center during the seminar season and during the non-seminar season can be found on:

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July 2016: YMAA Portugal Summer Camp in Costa da Caparica, Portugal

YMAA Portugal Summer Camp
Date Subject Description
July 25 - July 31, 2016 Taijiquan and Shaolin Annual YMAA Portugal Summer Camp. The camp website is posted! Please contact Pedro at YMAA Portugal for more details.

Check for updates at YMAA Portugal website.

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October 2016: Dr. Yang European Tour: Iceland, Ireland, France

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Reykjavik, Iceland
October 6-12, 2016 (Thu - Wed)
Topics and details TBD.
Thora HaldorsdottirContact Sponsor
Dublin, Ireland
October 12-17, 2016 (Wed - Mon)
Topics and details TBD
YMAA IrelandContact Sponsor
Izernore and Dijon, France
October 17-21, 2016 (Mon - Fri)
Topics and details for each location TBD.
YMAA FranceContact Sponsor
Paris/Vincennes, France
October 21, 2016 (Fri)
Module 1: (3 hours evening) Tui Shou - Yin/Yang Symbol Pushing Hands (stationary and moving)
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October 22, 2016 (Sat)
Modules 2 and 3: (6 hours) Grand Circulation Theory, Soft White Crane Qigong Practice
October 23, 2016 (Sun)
Module 4: (3 hours) Taiji Fighting Applications (intercept, stick, adhere)
October 23, 2016 (Sun)
Module 5: (3 hours) Chin Na Counterattacks
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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 Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind
Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands (Silk Reeling)
August 11-18, 2017 Chin Na / White Crane Joint-lock techniques for all styles and backgrounds.
White Crane blocking, sticking, and fundamental concepts.

More information about visiting the Retreat Center during the seminar season and during the non-seminar season can be found on:




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