5-Day Workshop with Master Yap Boh Heong

Program Details

During the Yan Shou Gong workshop with Master Yap Boh Heong, participants will be able to explore the first two stages of learning internals and dive into sets 1-6 of Yang Shou Gong.

Stage 1: “Using the outside to move the insides” will be thoroughly covered in the workshop. Participants will learn the precise movements of the forms, allowing them to align, activate, and move the internal structures known as the Myo-Fascial-Meridians or “Strings.” By mastering these forms, participants will effectively clear energy blockages and facilitate the smooth flow of energy throughout their bodies.

Moving into Stage 2: “Being mindful and aware of what is happening inside,” participants will deepen their understanding of their own bodies. This stage emphasizes mindfulness and heightened awareness, promoting improved structural understanding, energy flow, and overall health. Participants will develop a stronger mind-body connection, leading to enhanced mental well-being.

While the workshop focuses on the first two stages, participants will also have the opportunity to explore the first six sets of Yang Shou Gong. Master Yap Boh Heong will guide participants through the intricate details, internal energies, and practical applications hidden within these sets.

Whether you are new to Yan Shou Gong or seeking to refine your existing practice, this workshop offers a comprehensive learning experience that will significantly contribute to your growth in the internal arts. By covering the foundational stages and delving into the intricacies of Yang Shou Gong sets 1-6, participants will gain a solid understanding of the practice, laying the groundwork for their continued journey in the internal arts.

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to learn from Master Yap Boh Heong and unlock the transformative potential of Yan Shou Gong.

• Date: 5th to 09th February 2024 (immediately following The Martial Camp)
• Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
• Price: $1,200 USD

Meet Yap Boh Heong

Yap Boh Heong is a 3rd generation Kungfu master with nearly 50 years of experience in Southern Shaolin Kungfu, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (TCMA), and Nei Gong. He is the son of the late Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai, an internationally renowned master of Kungfu and feng shui.

Master Yap has acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of Shaolin Kungfu and especially the internal martial arts of Five Ancestors, WuMei, and Yan Shou Gong. He has spent the past ten years researching and developing a new teaching pedagogy (TCMA) that makes sophisticated concepts easy to understand and accelerates learning. While it would traditionally take ten years for a new student to achieve proficiency in TCMA, it can now be achieved in three years using these new methods. Since he began teaching with these new methods, he has produced several highly skilled and capable students, proficient in using their internal energies, such as Jin and Yi.

Although his initial focus was on the martial aspects of TCMA, he has also focused on the health and well-being aspect after seeing how it can help others improve their lives. He now actively teaches Yan Shou Gong (YSG), an authentic Nei Gong taught previously to only the most senior monks in Southern Shaolin Temple.

A modern approach based on ancient Shaolin wisdom

After seven years of research and over 20 years of teaching and practice, Master Yap has developed a program that integrates Shaolin's rich cultural tradition with the latest medical science findings, specifically in Fascia science and neuroscience. This workshop interprets the ancient traditions of Shaolin with systematic, easy-to-understand explanations without the mystical, providing a modern teaching pedagogy that both instructors and students easily grasp.

The workshop's objective is to speed up the learning process by three times, establish a repeatable process that produces consistent results, and provide a clear understanding of internal arts for students and teachers alike. By combining the traditional methods with modern approaches, participants will gain all the benefits of the traditional techniques, including the development of internal energy and the resulting physical and mental health benefits, in a shorter timeframe.

Throughout the workshop, participants will progress from learning the foundational aspects of the Myo-Fascial Meridians and precise movements to developing a heightened awareness of the Strings and their role in body mechanics and power generation. The workshop will provide a transformative experience for beginners and an opportunity for deeper understanding and refinement for more experienced practitioners of Yan Shou Gong.



  • Introduction to Yan Shou Gong and the 5-Stages of Learning Internals.
  • Learning the basics of the Myo-Fascial Meridians, also known as “Strings,” which are fundamental internal structures of the body.
  • Introduction to the first 6 forms of Yan Shou Gong.
  • Focus on understanding the precise movements of the forms and how they engage the Strings.
  • Introduction to the concept of “testing” to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the movements.



  • Continuing with the learning of the first 6 forms of Yan Shou Gong.
  • Further exploration of the Strings and their effects on body structure and stability.
  • Understanding how the precise movements of the forms, in conjunction with the Strings, influence body mechanics.
  • Delving into the details of each movement form to develop a heightened sense of the Strings and their role in powering the movements.
  • Beginning to perceive the generation of Jin (internal power) when the movements are performed correctly and integrated with the Strings.



  • Shifting the focus to Stage-2: gaining awareness of the Strings and feeling their effects on the body.
  • Comprehensive examination of the movements of the forms, emphasizing the integration with the Strings.
  • In-depth exploration of each movement to cultivate a deep connection with the Strings, facilitating a greater understanding of their impact on the forms.
  • Developing the ability to feel how Jin is generated through correct execution of the movements and their harmonization with the Strings.

Unlock Your Internal Power with Master Yap Boh Heong

Explore the Ancient Shaolin Wisdom of Yan Shou Gong


The workshop will be held from the 5th to the 09th of February 2024. It will be conducted close to Chiang Mai University (CMU) in the vibrant Nimman area of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The workshop is priced at $1,200 USD. This fee covers the instruction, training materials, and access to the workshop sessions.

No, the workshop fee does not include accommodation or meals. Participants are responsible for organizing their own accommodation accordingly. The workshop will be conducted in proximity to Chiang Mai University (CMU), which is situated in the Nimman area. This area offers a wide range of hotels and dining options, allowing participants to choose accommodations that suit their preferences and budget.

The workshop will be conducted close to Chiang Mai University (CMU), in the Nimman area, which is known for its many hotels and restaurants. Participants are encouraged to explore accommodation options in this area to ensure convenience and proximity to the workshop venue.

While there may be some overlap, the workshop will also introduce new material, especially focusing on the concept of Strings. Through hands-on experience, you will gain a better understanding of the Strings, how they feel, and how they integrate with the forms. This will fill in gaps and provide a tactile learning experience that is not possible through an online course.

Yes, although there are no guarantees, the workshop has a high success rate in helping students develop the ability to feel and work with internal energy. Particularly in Stage 2 of the workshop, you will not only gain a clearer understanding of the theories and techniques for manipulating internal energy but also have the opportunity to experience it firsthand.

• Develop a deeper appreciation for Yan Shou Gong and understand how its practice can contribute to your internal development.

• Establish a strong foundation in the internals, serving as a steppingstone for further development in other internal arts.

• Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for exploring other internal arts, such as 5-Ancestors and WuMei, as the understanding gained in this workshop acts as a prerequisite.

No, there are no prerequisites required to participate in this workshop. It is open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike, including those who have not trained in Yan Shou Gong before. Master Yap Boh Heong welcomes participants from all backgrounds and will provide systematic instruction to ensure everyone can benefit from the workshop.

Absolutely! The workshop is designed to cater to individuals with varying levels of experience. Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience in martial arts or internal arts, the workshop will provide a comprehensive and accessible learning environment. Master Yap Boh Heong’s teaching approach simplifies complex concepts and ensures that participants can grasp the material regardless of their prior background.

No, the material taught in this workshop will be distinct from what Master Yap Boh Heong will cover at The Martial Camp. While both events offer valuable learning experiences, the YSG workshop will focus on the first two stages of learning internals, specifically covering Yan Shou Gong sets 1-6. Attending both the YSG workshop and The Martial Camp will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Master Yap’s teachings and maximize the benefits of his expertise in different aspects of martial arts and internals.

We highly recommend attending both events to fully immerse yourself in Master Yap’s teachings and gain a well-rounded perspective on the practices and principles he imparts.

At The Martial Camp, Master Yap Boh Heong will be specifically focusing on the San Zhan form of the 5 Ancestors. This intensive training will delve into the intricacies of the form, including its internal details and applications. The Martial Camp presents a unique opportunity to study this specific form and gain a deep understanding of its principles and techniques under the guidance of Master Yap.

We encourage participants to join The Martial Camp to fully explore the rich teachings and applications of the San Zhan form within the 5 Ancestors system. Attending both the workshop and The Martial Camp will provide a comprehensive and immersive experience of Master Yap’s teachings, enhancing your overall understanding and skill development.

While we encourage participants to register in advance to secure their spot, we understand that circumstances may arise where payment on the door or late registration is necessary. Please note that the workshop fee is USD 1,200 for registrations completed before the 31st of December. For registrations after this date or payment on the door, the fee will be USD 1,500. Please be aware that availability may be limited for on-the-door registrations, so we recommend registering in advance to guarantee your participation and take advantage of the early bird pricing.

Boost your Internal Skills with Master Yap

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