UKG feat. Spring of Harmony

Spring of Harmony in Umagang Kay Ganda, April 24, 2009,
Promotion of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day - Philippines 2009

I hope that the Tai Chi practitioners from our country will serve as Tai Chi ambassadors. Let us promote healthy living and practice of Tai Chi.

Kung Fu for Kids

Click on the image to see an intro video

A fun workout for kids, with training tips for students, parents, and teachers

Kung Fu for Kids is an instructional program that teaches children the basics of traditional Kung Fu in a fun and exciting way. It starts with a simple, follow-along workout that introduces calisthenics and the basic stances, blocks, punches and kicks of the YMAA kids curriculum. It ends with a short cool-down routine to help children improve their balance, breathing, and mental focus.

This video features Ben Warner, who has been a children's instructor since 2001, and several students of varying levels from the YMAA Boston class. Nicholas Yang, the President of YMAA, makes corrections while students demonstrate.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming makes a cameo appearance explaining the meaning of the Shaolin sun-and-moon greeting.

A detail section is also included with more advanced students demonstrating the techniques in greater detail for refined study.

Later sections offer Training Tips for older students, parents, and teachers, including:

  • Safety precautions to follow when practicing Kung Fu.
  • Benefits and purpose of Kung Fu training for Kids.
  • Appropriate time and place to use what has been learned.

The discipline and focus achieved through training Kung Fu extends to many other aspects of everyday activities in life, including academics, sports, music, and literature.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Easy follow-along workout • Cartoon Segways starring Shing (star) • Interviews with Teachers and Parents About the Benefits of Kung Fu for Kids

DVD Booklet, click here.

Have you heard about YMAA?

Hello! I came across a few YMAA instructional DVDs a couple of years back and found them really helpful. Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA) is an organization founded by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang (Chinese: 杨俊敏, pinyin yáng jùn mĭn), a certified Kung Fu Master by the International Kung Fu Federation. He underwent martial arts training (from age fifteen) for thirteen years under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). Dr. Yang studied Tai chi chuan under Master Kao Tao (高濤). At age 17, Dr. Yang also began training Long Fist under Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂清). He taught Taijiquan to his fellow students at Purdue University, the same educational institution where he earned his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Yang has twice been awarded Man of the Year by Inside Kung Fu Magazine (1990 and 2007), and Kung Fu Artist of the Year by Black Belt Magazine (2003).

Click on the link to learn more about Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

You may want to check YMAA products online or view their product catalog by clicking HERE.
Although I am too late for the November sale, you can still save money when you order a bundle pack. They have the following bundle packs:

1. Tai Chi Starter Bundle (instructional materials plus uniform)
2. Fiction Bundle
3. Understanding Qigong Bundle (I just purchased this one and saved about $70)
4. Chin Na In Depth Bundle
5. Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu
6. Classical Yang Style Taijiquan
7. Taiji Weapons Bundle
8. Kung Fu Weapons Bundle
9. Taiji Sword Bundle

I hope you will find these valuable resources. International shipping charges will cost at least 24.00 USD. Delivery will take about 2 to 4 weeks.



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