The Official Online Course of Master Yap Boh Heong is now live and available on this website. The comprehensive instruction provided for Yan Shou Gong sets 1-6 in this course is ideal for martial artists who want to study an authentic Nei Gong system/internal art. Click on the link below to enroll and find out more: https://themartialman.com/courses/yan-shou-gong-the-art-of-longevity-sets-1-6
Excellent video, the depth of presentation is far beyond the most courses/ materials currently available. I’m very tempted to join this course:) In fact, I cannot decide between Yap Boh Heong’s course and Prana Dynamics Program. Any help?:)
Master Yap’s course seems to cover only first six sets of Yan Shou Gong (out of 36). Do you plan to release the rest as well? Do you plan on releasing other courses with him like WuMei or 5 Ancestors as well? Something more MA oriented, more dynamic. I don’t know much about YSG but it seems to me like a “simplified, watered down version of traditional neigong”, something more suitable for older people.
How about Prana dynamics? Is it more theoretical or practical?
Hi Dimmo, this first course with Master Yap provides detailed instruction for Yan Shou Gong sets 1-6 and should take a student 6-12 months to work through the video lessons, train the forms and become proficient. Future courses are in the pipeline with Master Yap that will provide instruction on the remaining forms so that everyone can learn all 36 sets of Yan Shou Gong with full details in the near future.
Yan Shou Gong is a complete Nei Gong system, and is a prerequisite to studying 5 ancestors and Wumei; it has not been “watered down” nor is it only suitable for old people. Although the movements of the forms are simple and easy to learn, the internals is complex, and when done correctly, students notice the benefits almost instantly.
Both Master Yap’s and Master Howard’s courses are excellent; you can’t go wrong with either one you decide to choose.
Good luck, and feel free to message me anytime if you have any further questions.
I really enjoy watching this video explanations, and I still have some doubts about the content.
Maybe it´s because english is not my 1st language, don´t know. sorry if I ask something that was already said, anyway…
I see that you learn with Liang Dehua, his taijiquan is pretty legit, I met him in Argentina and felt how jin works. When I see master Yap demos, they seem very similar, but with totally different approaches (comparing yang tjq with southern shaolin), giving very similar results in terms of acquiring peng jin, sinking qi, etc.
What is not clear yet to me is if this neigong set is the exercise to develop the “jin skills”, like peng jin, rooting, etc that can be applied to any system one practice, or if it´s just a preparaoty set for the wumei, in which those skills are in fact trained.
so, with the 36 neigong set, if one becomes proficient after putting the effort on it, can develop the control/skill of manipulating jin in the arms, legs, etc?
How do you compare them, how different/equal is the jin of Yap versus Liang (not the persons, the systems)?
and in terms of the roadmap, master Yap mentions 5 stages and 6 levels:
the stages are about going from external movements to internal -> acquiring awareness of strings, the 3rd stage control them, 4. generate energy through them 5. apply/use
are these 5 stages covered in the online course? and what about the levels?
Hi Christiano, providing you follow the method prescribed by Master Yap and train Yan Shou Gong sincerely, you can develop the skills you mentioned, even without learning Wumei or another art. The skills you develop from training YSG will also help you understand your existing art more deeply, as Master Yap explains the concepts in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner in this course.
I prefer not to compare teachers or styles; however, if a practitioner has authentic internal Jin, the feeling is similar regardless of whether it’s Taiji or Shaolin; It is the expression that differs across the arts.