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daniel pfister wrote:Has anyone here been to this Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming retreat center? http://ymaa.com/training/schools/ymaa-retreatcenter
If so, what did you think?
willie wrote:daniel pfister wrote:Has anyone here been to this Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming retreat center? http://ymaa.com/training/schools/ymaa-retreatcenter
If so, what did you think?
Nope, But I did join a YMMA school for a while and it didn't go very well.
The master, one of 4 who is completely qualified to teach YMMA material was the rudest person i ever met.
What happened was my Yang teacher moved away for a while, so I tried to get into a new yang style school.
My old teacher told me to very humble when i go there, so i did. " i intentionally hid everything that i had"...
The master asked me what i trained and how long i trained it and so forth. Then he asked me to do the Yang style form
which mine wasn't the same or even taught the same way. Then he started making all kinds of nasty remarks about me and my teacher
who he never even met. then he when up to the front of the class and tried to publicly mock me for the way that i was trained.
Then he made the big mistake, He took my kindness for weakness, tried to humiliate and man handle me in front of all his students.
I destroyed him in seconds and he screamed stop in front of all his students.
Needless to say, that was the end of that school for me.
charles wrote:It would appear you've taken an interest in things Yang Jwingming. What is it you are trying to find out?
grzegorz wrote:This is why I don't really bother with CMA anymore.
Now I just train whatever I find useful instead.
daniel pfister wrote:Not so much YJM, I've never met him. I just found out about that retreat center and since I live in Northern CA, I thought it would be a nice place to visit. What I'm really interested in is finding more people in my area to push hands with that have some experience. I normally have to drive to the bay area to play with anyone.
charles wrote:Though it doesn't sound like a large group at the retreat, I expect you'll find a few willing to push hands. It might not be what you are used to as "push hands", but that might be a good thing, variety.
Try hitting up Ian K. I can't remember if he went to Davis but I think he knows that area well.
charles wrote:CMA are fine. It's the people that practice them.
This is why I don't really bother with people anymore.
I trained a little with YJM back in the '90's and used to know pretty well the teacher of the local YMAA branch.
willie wrote:Charles where are you from, if your near boston i would like to meet you.
daniel pfister wrote:Thanks Charles. If it's only a few people who are willing (and not actively training) it doesn't sound worth the 4 hour drive north.
I'd suggest contacting them directly to find out more clearly what they are about. I'd be surprised if they are not doing two-person training in some form. For example, YJM has encyclopedic knowledge of qinna.
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