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Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and the disciples of YMAA Retreat Center 10-year extensive kung fu program instruct traditional training for endurance, power and exceptional health.
Body conditioning is the crucial foundation in traditional kung fu training and can be used in modern times to supercharge our health and immune system. This regimen is designed to build and fortify the entire body's structure preparing it for the rigors of martial arts practice. These traditional body-conditioning methods will gradually strengthen your bones, joints, and muscles, allowing you to develop speed, rooting, and explosive power without injury. You will become more fit and flexible, you will improve the health of your spine and internal organs, and you will enhance your cardiovascular endurance.
Though this challenging training, one also develops their character, with humility, patience, perseverance, courage and incredible willpower. This is a comprehensive mind, body and spirit workout; like series of one-on-one private classes. Also includes bonus outdoor and partner exercises to help keep you excited and motivated to train. You will receive detailed step-by-step instruction of techniques usually reserved for YMAA students.
Body Conditioning Part 2 includes whole-body strength training, exercises and various drills, including:
• Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming offers one-on-one instruction of martial arts qigong movements.
• Tips for working with weights and wearing arm weights and vests.
• Partner drills to train reaction speed and sense of distance.
Intermediate-level Arm Conditioning Techniques
• Candle punching
• Pull-ups progression
• Cinderblock flipping
• Wooden post punching
Intermediate-level Leg Conditioning Techniques
• Kung Fu Stance training
• Jumping and kicking
• Root Training standing on bricks
• Log running
• Dozens of Exercises and Techniques / 125 minutes / 2 hours 5 minutes
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Kung Fu Body Conditioning 功夫強身訓練 Gong Fu Qiang Shen Xun Lian features Jonathan Chang, Patrick Manriquez, Javier Rodriguez, Jachym Jerie, Santiago Costello, Zach Cohen, Frank Verhüelsdonk. Special Thanks to Rii Kanzaki, and Craig Atkinson. Produced and Directed by David Silver.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Kung Fu training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. Dr. Yang also studied traditional Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu with Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂 清), himself a student of legendary Han, Ching-Tang, at the Tamkang College Guoshu Club (1964-1968) where Dr. Yang was studying Physics. Dr. Yang's Taijiquan lineage can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫).
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