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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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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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