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...

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...

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...

April 14, 2018

I didn't purposefully plan to write a Post to coincide with the one from last year this time, but here it is--eleven weeks remaining in this second semester again. The big difference now is it's my second year and I'm near completion of 2/3 of the program! Ironically,...

December 9, 2017

Taijiquan (AKA Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi) was developed as a martial art. A number of people practice for the many health benefits, but each posture does have a martial purpose.

The Taiji Fighting Set is in the 5th level in the YMAA curriculum. We’re not at that level an...

October 18, 2017

The internet has no shortage of videos of mediocre and poor quality martial arts. Very few come with self critiques and constructive feedback, so I hope you can learn from my corrections. This was a check for Taijiquan Part 1 Fast for the 3rd level in the YMAA Taijiqua...

June 12, 2017

Do we ever get sick of each other? Yes! We live and train together all the time and it’s expected that we sometimes prefer to be alone or in the company of others off the mountain. However, our core group is tighter than ever and we’ve been challenging and supporting e...

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:

Winners:
- Krav Maga Professional Tactics by David Kah...