Owner / operator of YMAA Boston
Ben dabbled with weightlifting, Taiji, Xingyi, and Wah Lum Kung Fu before moving to Boston. He began his YMAA Shaolin Kung Fu training in the summer of 1998.
In 2000 Ben began teaching the Kids Kung Fu program. Children's martial arts education has been a major focus of his ever since. He has published two DVDs for kids, Kung Fu for Kids and Kung Fu for Teens.
In 2001, Ben also began studying the most fundamental of Chinese long weapons: the staff. His practice led him to assist Master Yang, Jwing Ming with staff classes at YMAA Boston. Ben has taught staff in classes and seminars worldwide since 2002. He is featured in the YMAA DVD Taiji & Shaolin Staff
As his Shaolin training continued, Ben specialized in White Crane Kung-Fu and Qigong. He has been involved with White Crane seminars in Boston and internationally since 2002. He is featured in the YMAA DVDs Shaolin White Crane 3&4,
In 2005 Ben began training with kettlebells. After a few months of training, he was motivated to become a kettlebell instructor. In 2006, he became a certified kettlebell instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline's RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) program. He has been teaching classes and private lessons ever since.
Ben was an instructor at the YMAA International Summer Camps from 2002 - 2007. He has been featured in several YMAA books and DVDs, including Qin-Na (Chin Na), White Crane, Long Fist, staff basics, and Taiji Ball Qigong.
You may contact Ben Warner for private instruction at email@example.com