YMAA Boston sent a few students to YMAA ANdover last week to perform for Master Yang while he was visiting.
Thanks to George Dominguez for putting together this video.
Alec Chan started his shaolin kung fu training 11 years ago at age six. From then to today he has been diligent, focused and determined. He asked insightful questions, worked tirelessly, and never gave up in the face of any setback. His talent, strength of character and mental fortitude allowed him yesterday to earn his red stripe.
Since 1982 thousands of students all over the world have studied the YMAA Shaolin program. Of those students only 39 reached the red stripe level, Alec is the 40th to join this elite group.
It has been an honor and a pleasure to be his teacher these past 11 years. I am deeply proud of his accomplishments. Alec truly embodies the spirit of kung fu.
Congratulations to him for this outstanding achievement.
Check out this great video of a typical morning for the students at the YMAA Retreat center.
I really enjoy the Kung Fu Quest series. It does a good job of exploring Chinese martial arts.
This episode on Ba Ji Quan is great. There are a lot of similarities between Ba Ji Quan and our Shaolin training.
A couple points of note.
5:00- spear/long weapon training
8:00- sparring. Check out the arm conditioning and the power training.
19:00- more long weapon training
20:45- similar to our staff fighting forms
26:00- more sparring
28:00- more long weapon training
39:30 more sparring
On 11/2 we went to the Wudao school in Cambridge for a youth tournament.
Congratulations to all the competitors, you did a great job!
Great job Andrew and Zuli. You both trained hard to compete at the ICMAC tournament this year. Next year we'll bring more competitors to keep you company and push your training even harder!
A highlight video of the YMAA South Africa San Shou team's recent competition.
Earlier this spring a group of competitors from our teens class went to compete at the annual kung fu tournament at Wu Dao kung fu in Cambridge.
Lots of extra training went into their preparation. All their hard work paid off with a great performance at the tournament.
Congratulations to all the competitors, everyone at YMAA Boston is proud of you!
Kung Fu basic stances
The basic stances are an important part of our kung fu foundation. With proper stance work we can better execute the movements of our kung fu forms.
One of our Kids Kung Fu Scholarship students did these drawings of our basic stances.
Traditional Chinese martial arts for mind/body development