Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and YMAA Instructors will be holding winter seminars in Boston, Massachusetts at YMAA headquarters. Topics taught by YMAA Instructors will be Chin Na (Qin Na), White Crane, Straight Sword. Dr. Yang will be teaching Taijiquan, Pushing Hands, Qigong Theory (Qigong - Level 1), Small/Grand Circulation (Qigong - Level 7).

For more YMAA seminar information, http://ymaa.com/seminars

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STRAIGHT SWORD
An Elegant, Difficult, and Highly Effective Weapon



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - January 17th & 18th, 2009
Many Chinese martial arts styles include training with the double-edged narrow blade straight sword, and all of them share the same sword principles, theory, and basics. In this seminar, there will be an emphasis on basic drills and exercises that help to form a proper foundation for effective sword training.

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WHITE CRANE GONGFU
Experience and Grasp the Essence of Traditional White Crane



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - January 24th & 25th, 2009
White Crane is one of the most famous martial styles developed in China, and from it hundreds of other styles have been derived, including Okinawan Karate and other Japanese martial arts. It is a soft-hard Southern style specializing in hand techniques and short-range fighting.

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QIN NA (CHIN NA)
Effective Locking Techniques for All Martial Styles



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - January 31st & February 1st, 2009
Qin-Na (Chin Na) means "Seize and Control" and is one of the four major elements of any martial arts training (kicking, punching, wrestling, Qin-Na). It comprises of techniques specializing in joint locks, cavity press, and muscle/tendon grabs to subdue and control opponents.

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TRADITIONAL YANG STYLE TAIJIQUAN (TAI CHI CHUAN) AND TAIJI FIGHTING SET
Recovering the Martial Roots of Taijiquan



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - February 7th & 8th, 2009
Taijiquan (or Tai Chi Chuan) has martial origins but is highly promoted for its health benefits. Every movement of the sequence has a meaning, a proper alignment of the body, a pattern of breathing and an intention of the mind.

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TAIJI PUSHING HANDS
Training Routines for Improving Sensing, Awareness with a Partner



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - February 14th-15th, 2009
Pushing Hands allows a student to experience the martial art aspects of Taiji training by improving the feeling and understanding of forces, intention and Qi with a partner. Through Pushing Hands the student will achieve deeper relaxation, comprehend the proper leverage, timing, coordination, positioning and Qi communication and make the art of Taijiquan alive and effective.

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QIGONG LEVEL 1
Qigong Theory and Qigong for Spine and Chest



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - February 21st-22nd, 2009
What is Qi? What is Qigong? How does practicing Qigong help maintain health and increase longevity? How does Qigong relate to the “cultivation of internal energy”? These and many other questions will be discussed in this Seminar designed to help a beginner understand the basic concepts of Qigong, and provide information experienced Qigong practitioners can use as the foundation for a deeper understanding of the training. Also exercises for feeling Qi, and “softening and relaxing” the chest and spine will be practiced.

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QIGONG LEVEL 7
Small and Grand Circulation



YMAA Boston, Boston, MA - February 28th - March 1st, 2009
The purpose of this seminar is to lead an experienced Qigong practitioner into the in-depth field of Qigong practice. Usually it will take more than three years of accurate practice to complete the Small and Grand Circulations. Therefore, it is impossible to lead a participant step by step until he or she completes the training.

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Edited by ncy (11/11/08 04:24 PM)