Ymaa California Retreat Center

aka Ymaa Retreat Center   |   Miranda, CA   |  http://ymaa-retreatcenter.org

Mission

The central mission of the YMAA California Retreat Center (“Retreat Center”) is to restore and preserve the traditional Chinese martial arts to their original high standard through an intense, full-time program of education and training of between 8-15 students. The curriculum will include intensive training in martial arts, education and training in Chinese healing arts, martial arts morality, Chinese history, culture and language, English language, and financial and business models.

YMAA seeks to preserve, develop, and refine traditional Gongfu, Taijiquan, and Qigong to an exceptionally high standard through an
international, mutually-supportive community and network. We openly welcome, teach, learn from, and support all who share their knowledge about any related external or internal art. Our goal is to educate the world about this piece of culture, its history, and the YMAA training philosophy. At YMAA, our vision is to use Chinese culture and martial arts training to foster a global nation of like-minded people who help each other achieve their goals.

We aim to build students' confidence, physical health, mental focus, and self-discipline. YMAA provides an environment for students to succeed through a supportive yet demanding training program. Our school promotes traditional methods of practice, challenging ourselves and each other physically, mentally, and spiritually.

We encourage creativity, attention to detail, and correctness in the arts. Throughout our training, we strive to embody martial morality:
humility, respect, righteousness, trust, loyalty, will, endurance, patience, perseverance, and courage.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

Main address

P.O. Box 290

Miranda, CA 95553 USA

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EIN

03-0602437

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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10-Year Discipleship Training Program

The 10-year program is trained by all accepted disciples of the YMAA Retreat Center. It is an intensive, comprehensive training program thoroughly and extensively covering Chinese martial arts, martial philosophies, culture, and history. Guest instructors will also be invited for lessons in media production, business, and accounting.

The full training curriculum can be found on our website.

Population(s) Served

Students of the 5-Year Program will go through an expedited orientation and introduction semester and then join the other students currently in the 10-Year Program. Like the 10-Year Program, the 5-Year Program is an intensive, comprehensive training program thoroughly and extensively covering Chinese martial arts, martial philosophies, culture, and history. Guest instructors will also be invited for lessons in media production, business, and accounting.

The full training curriculum can be found on our website.

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The face of martial arts must be rewritten. Martial arts is not about fighting, violence, and entertainment. It is much more than what the mass media leads us to believe. There are inherent, valuable teachings that martial arts training carries through Kung Fu, Taijiquan, Qigong, and meditation practice. The value of such teachings cannot be felt or seen without hard, diligent work. It is a traditional practice with traditional results, a practice that ultimately creates good people who recognize the value and importance of morality and discipline. Many things we learn in today's world neglect the concept of hard work, which has led to the coming of a generation fostered by many excuses and a lack of discipline. Additionally, today's world gives us so much freedom in the choices we make, causing much confusion in the mind. Martial arts paves the way for clearing your mind and learning about yourself, the world, and your ultimate path in life. It leads to an awareness and lifestyle of better health, mentally and physically.

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Ymaa California Retreat Center

Board of directors
as of 06/04/2016
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Board co-chair

Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

YMAA Retreat Center


Board co-chair

Nicholas Yang

YMAA

Jwing-Ming Yang

YMAA Retreat Center

Nicholas Yang

YMAA

Thomas Gutheil

Harvard University

Gordon Owens

No Affiliation

David Silver

YMAA Publication Center

Robert Darnell

No Affiliation