The YMAA Retreat Center Graduation videos are released! I made the basic edits on an old and painfully slow laptop, so thank you for your patience :) As Barking Rabbit Media, Jon and I have worked on a number of projects for Dr. Yang, the YMAA Publication Center, and the upcoming Newendao project in Pucón, Chile. We plan to produce more videos in the near future as we transition to the next stage of our lives. We’ll keep you updated! Check them out at barkingrabbit.com
To commemorate the end of a journey, friends and family were invited to the graduation celebrations on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. The graduates: Jonathan Chang (10 years), Frank Verhülsdonk (9 years), Javier Rodriguez (9 years), Quentin Lopes (6 years), Michelle Lin (5 years), Enrico Tomei (5 years), and Piper Chan (5 years).
With the overnight guests, the Retreat Center population nearly tripled from 11 to 30, yet Dr. Yang prepared breakfast as usual. In the crisp morning
On June 23rd, 2018, friends and family gathered for the graduation of the Shaolin/Taiji students. For a while, I was indifferent. What does it even mean to graduate? Training is a continuous process of many failures and few short-lived successes before failing again at the next level. Some of us will keep training long after graduation day. Some of the graduates (including Jon and I) are returning to the center for the fall semester. It won’t really hit us until we start trai