June 15, 2020

Unfortunately, with the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to plague us and there being no sign of a timely recovery, we have decided to move the entire 2020 YMAA CA Summer Seminars to next year. The new schedule for next year will be:

  • July 9th (Fri.) – 16th (Fri.), 20...

April 8, 2020

Preface

This is the third installment of a recent article series that I have been writing regarding the coronavirus crisis today and our body’s immune system. I encourage you to first read the previous two articles: The Coronavirus Crisis – A Time For Us to Awaken and T...

March 24, 2020

Introduction

Over the last two years, the scientific information I have come across has helped me untie a compelling Qìgōng mystery: why centenarians were so common amongst Daoists in ancient times. After having studied and researched Qìgōng for over 55 years, I conside...

March 24, 2020

Introduction

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a startling wake-up call to the entire human race. Although advances in science have enabled us to live more comfortably and conveniently than ever before, they have also caused us to rely too much on external remedies f...

July 2, 2019

On my way back to the east coast, I departed from Northern California this past Sunday morning to catch a late morning flight out of Arcata connecting through San Francisco. My three years “on the mountain” were officially over having graduated from the Taijiquan and Q...

June 23, 2019

 Photo credit: Jonathan Chang

Yesterday, June 22, 2019, my classmate, Nona Ikeda, and I officially graduated from the 3-Year Training Program in Taijiquan & Qigong at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern California! The training experiences were demanding, arduous, chall...

February 4, 2019

I've been back "on the mountain" nineteen days since the winter break which I need so desperately. I enjoyed resting more thoroughly while at home; sleeping in without any self-imposed demands on my schedule or my body. It was great to see and teach many of my students...

December 9, 2018

I finally have the mental energy to write an entry. It is the final one for this semester as I prepare to finish our training and tests before going on winter break at the end of next week. I have been demanding a lot of myself physically and mentally with the training...

November 25, 2018

Prince Zuko: Enough. I've been drilling this sequence all day. Teach me the next set. I'm more than ready.
Uncle Iroh: No, you are impatient. You have yet to master your basics. Drill it again!

- Avatar: The Last Airbender

We get the same corrections repeatedly. It's not...