Thursday, July 13, 2017
Jon will be teaching in Western MA with fellow YMAA Retreat Center student and Massachusetts native Quentin Lopes.
Register for one or both workshops via email.
YMAA Taijiquan Curriculum Review (4pm – 6pm)
- Taiji Fighting Set
- Yang Style form review
- Taiji Symbol (Silk Reeling)
Staff Fundamental Training (7pm – 9:30pm)
In Chinese martial arts, the staff is usually the first weapon taught to practitioners to build a foundation for all long weapons practice. Staff training teaches students how to utilize both hands to handle the weapon and maintain proper distance. This workshop will cover basic solo and partner exercises for Shaolin and Taiji staff training.
In additional to developing martial arts skills, staff training provides health benefits including improved body coordination, increased upper body strength, and increased flexibility in the joints.
This workshop is suitable for all experience levels.