June 2013 London Seminars with Robert Was

YMAA London in association with YMAA OrientSport invite you for a weekend of seminars with Robert Was, one of Master Yang's disciples,  and the president of YMAA in Eastern Europe). The four days of seminars running from the 14th  to the 17th  of June 2013 will focus on aspects from the Shaolin and Tai Chi Chuan programme. Please register here.


tai chi sword applications 

Taiji Chuan sword applications (watch video)

Friday 14th June - 18.00 to 20.30

Beyond the barehand form, beyond Pushing Hands awaits the elegant and highly effective Sword of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Sword has long been considered the highest achievement in Taijiquan training. Mainly used as a defensive weapon, Tai Chi Sword requires a strategy of "calmness in action".

YMAA members £35 / Non-YMAA £45



Staff basics and 2-person drills (watch video)

Saturday 15th June - 10.00 to 12.30

Staff fundamental training and partner matching practice. The techniques are compiled from Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Shaolin White Crane Gongfu (Kung Fu), offering uniquely comprehensive instruction of Southern-style Soft and Soft-Hard Staff training.

YMAA members £35 / Non-YMAA £45



White Crane soft qigong

White Crane Soft Qigong (watch video)

Saturday 15th June - 15.00 to 17.30

Learn to understand the essence of internal power.
To use White Crane martial power your body must move like a whip: smooth and flexible. Therefore the joints must be relaxed and the entire body connected, from the toes to the fingers. White Crane Soft Qigong trains you to be soft, relaxed, and coordinated. It also promotes smooth Qi flow and builds robust health and longevity. Soft Qigong promotes exceptional health of the spine and helps to keep the waist and torso fit and flexible.

Seminar includes:

  • Warm-ups & Stretching
  • Qigong Exercises for the Fingers, Hands, Arms, & Chest
  • The complete set of Stationary and Moving Soft Qigong

YMAA members £35 / Non-YMAA £45




Chin Na (watch video)

Sunday 16th June - 10.00 to 12.30

Chin Na (Qin Na) means Seize and Control. This ancient Shaolin art is the study of controlling an opponent through joint locks and acupuncture cavities. Chin Na is part of almost all Chinese martial styles, and it can be a valuable addition to any other martial system.

YMAA members £35 / Non-YMAA £45





Taiji Chuan Pushing Hands and Applications (watch video)

Sunday 16th June - 15.00 to 17.30

With a wealth of information for novice and advanced students, this seminar examines the fighting techniques of Tai Chi Chuan, including the martial applications for movement of the form, two-person fighting set and Tai Chi Pushing Hands.

YMAA members £35 / Non-YMAA £45




Taiji Chuan/Shaolin corrections

Monday 17th June - 10.00 to 12.00

Only for YMAA members who have minimum 1st stripe (Shaolin or Taiji)

YMAA members £25




Venue location:

Community Centre, Gurnell Grove, Ealing London, W13 0AQ, Venue Map

Closest tube: Ealing Broadway or Perivale (Central Line, Overland from Paddington)

Buses: E2, E5, E7, E9



12 Week Chin Na Course & Short Defense

Please note that this course is suspended until further notice due to the instructor being temporarily unavailable to teach this specific seminar.
Normal classes will continue to run as usual.

The next 12-week block in the Chin Na & Short Defense programme will be starting on Friday the 22nd of February 2013.

Classes will run from 18.00 to 20.00.

Chin Na (watch video)

Chin Na (Qin Na) literally translated as "Seize and Control" is an ancient art and is the study of controlling an opponent through joint locks and acupuncture cavities. Chin Na is part of almost all Chinese martial styles, and it is a valuable addition to any other martial art style.

Venue Location

Francis Holland School - Main Gym, Ivor Place, NW1 6XR | Find on the map
Closest tube: Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle, H&C Lines)


Please contact Olivier here for more information or to register.

Alternatively you can telephone him on +44 (0) 79 4691 4196.