July 10, 2018

Seven students from around the world graduated from a 10-year intensive program at the YMAA Retreat Center on June 23, 2018. The seven graduates are Jonathan Chang (USA), Javier Rodiguez (USA) and Frank Verhülsdonk (Switzerland), Quentin Lopes (USA), Piper Chan (Canada...

December 3, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2019 seminars held at the Retreat Center. They will run for 5 weeks from July 12th - August 16th.


  • Qigong-2 (Medical Qigong)

  • Qigong-8 (Muscle/Tendon Changing Brain/Marrow Washing)

  • Taiji Ball Qigong

  • Taijiquan/Taij...

October 4, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to announce the YMAA California Retreat Center will extend its operations for 5 more years until 2024. We are extremely fortunate to have the Ku Foundation join us and co-sponsor the new programs. With the Ku Foundation’s support and your...

October 1, 2017

Happy 35th anniversary to YMAA International and Happy Birthday Nicky!

Thank you Dr. Yang, YMAA directors, instructors, students, and supporters.

Nicky, THANK YOU for everything you've done for the Retreat Center and its students.

"I share a common birthday with YMAA Inte...

September 6, 2017

Hi, Friends:

I am so touched by the many emails I received concerning the future of the YMAA California Retreat Center after 2019. In just a few weeks, the Center received $50,500 in donations!

We are currently evaluating the financials and potential plans for the future...

July 3, 2017

Join us for seminars and workshops! Dr. Yang and several Retreat Center students will be traveling and teaching in the upcoming months.

Dr. Yang will remain at the Retreat Center for 6 weeks of summer seminars. Afterwards, he will attend the YMAA International Camp in F...

January 15, 2017

"Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications" by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a Best Book Awards Finalist!

The Best Book Awards program is in its 13th year and attracted 2,000 entrants. Other YMAA books to receive recognition are:

- Krav Maga Professional Tactics by David Kah...

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2020 Seminars moving to 2021

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...

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