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29 October 2009
Dr. Yang will be returning to Boston once again this coming February 2010 to teach in-depth weekend seminars on selected internal topics.
The seminars will be hosted once again by YMAA Boston, which is currently being managed by Dr. Yang's younger son, Nicholas C. Yang. Topics will be Taijiquan, Taiji Chin Na & Wrestling, Taiji Pushing Hands, Qigong Introductory Theory, and Qigong Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing.
In January, YMAA Boston will also be holding its own seminars in the topics: Broadsword, Chin Na, Baguazhang, and Praying Mantis.
Check out the YMAA seminars page for more information!
Photos from last year are posted here. Hope to see you here this winter!
28 September 2009
Dr. Yang's first-ever California book signing and seminar event outside of the Retreat Center was a huge success.
Driving down from the Retreat Center located up in Northern California, Dr. Yang and disciples visited Fremont, CA, where they were greeted by Ms. Gigi Oh and Mr. Gene Ching of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine. Upon arrival, the hosts took the group out to lunch followed by an interview with Dr. Yang and a photo shoot for the magazine.
Soon after leaving Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine, Dr. Yang and disciples rushed to Santa Cruz to drop their belongings off at the home of Mr. Tony Galis, a friend and seminar student. Dr. Yang and disciples then made their way to Gateways Bookstore in downtown Santa Cruz for a two hour long lecture and book signing. More than 50 people showed up for the event, packing the store.
16 September 2009
Dr. Yang officially accepted three new disciples for the remaining 9 years of the 10-year training program. After months of testing and comprehensive interviews, Javier Rodriguez and Zach Cohen officially began their intensive training at the YMAA Retreat Center as disciples of Dr. Yang. Also accepted as a disciple was YMAA South Africa President and long-time YMAA student Corlius Birkill. There was a formal ceremony held in the Retreat Center's new outdoor training space. Many friends and neighbors were invited to the center to witness the event. Also present were senior YMAA students Aaron Damus and Ben Warner from YMAA Boston.
Pictures are posted here.
8 September 2009
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and the Retreat Center students held a small but enjoyable Supporters Festival on August 22, 2009. The festival began with a tea ceremony, followed by a questions-and-answers session. Sponsors had the opportunity to get to better know the Retreat Center, the students, and Dr. Yang one-on-one.
Topics discussed included: the application process, how students were selected, and student feedback about the first year of training, including individual questions for each student. Students revealed their tentative plans on what they want to do after graduating and why they feel so compelled and passionate to continue the program now. Several of the students seek to teach seminars, classes, or possibly open a school of their own once they complete the 10-year program.