• Level 1 Seminar: Chinese Weightlifting Technique

    Level 1 Seminar: Chinese Weightlifting Technique

    Get ready for immersive, expert instruction in Chinese weightlifting technique .


  • Expert instruction in Chinese weightlifting technique for the snatch, clean, and jerk using a professional learning progression
  • Evaluation and constructive critique both individually and in the group setting
  • Progressive lifting, starting with comfortable weights and building under the instruction of our coaches
  • Fun. Our seminars are designed to be supportive and collaborative, and draw lifters from every sport using weightlifting in their training
  • Hard work. We drill often, so be prepared to lift. Coaches may audit the seminar if they do not wish to lift

"There's just one word to describe it — 'Awesome'" ---Josanti van Rijsoort, 2018 Participant, Utrecht

Learning Objectives

1. Theory: an introduction to Chinese weightlifting philosophy and underlying scientific principles

2. Snatch Learning Progression: 7 progressive exercises to build up to a full snatch from the floor

3. Clean Learning Progression: 6 progressive exercises to build to a full clean from the floor

4. Jerk Learning Progression: 5 progressive exercises to perform a squat jerk and split jerk


Who: All experience levels. However, all participants should be able to overhead squat, back squat, front squat, and be able to perform a full snatch and full clean with an empty bar.

Costs: Rates vary by location.

Duration: 1 or 2 days

CEUs: Yes, 7 credit hours approved by NASM.


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  • 10 - 11 ottobre 2020

    Le tecniche cinesi di sollevamento pesi stanno arrivando in Italia, per un seminario di 2 giorni! Si tratta di un seminario pratico che prevede esercitazioni, ed introduce gli elementi fondamentali che si trovano alla base della tecnica di sollevamento pesi cinese. Tutto ciò per migliorare la tecnica di strappo e slancio sotto la guida di allenatori esperti di MaStrength.

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  • 7 - 8 marzo 2020
  • Las técnicas chinas de halterofilia vienen a Mallorca, España para un seminario de dos dias! Este es un seminario práctico que presenta los elementos fundamentales detrás de la técnica china de halterofilia para mejorar la técnica del arranque y del envión con la guía de entrenadores expertos de Ma Strength.
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  • March 14 - 15, 2020
  • Chinese weightlifting techniques are coming back to Switzerland! This is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental elements behind Chinese weightlifting technique to improve snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength.
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  • 2 a 5 de julho de 2019
  • “Ma Strength” volta ao Brasil, esta vez em Recife - Pernambuco! Este camp ministrará os elementos técnicos fundamentais do levantamento de peso chinês para melhorar a técnica do snatch, clean, e jerk.
  • Craig Orwin

    Craig Orwin

    "I took what I learned from the seminar this last weekend to training today. By far the most consistent, high-quality training session I've ever had. HUGE thanks to Coach Ma and Coach Manuel for their help and knowledge!"

  • Scott Cereghino

    Scott Cereghino

    "Takeaway from the weekend ... it's highly unlikely that you won't take something positive away from this seminar. Especially when you are learning from a Coach with such a long history (over 40 years) of competing and coaching at the highest level in the world. If you get the chance, go to a Ma Strength Seminar....it's well worth it!!"

  • Chet Lau

    Chet Lau

    "Coach, today was the first day I've walked out of the gym without knee pain. Thanks again for a great seminar!"

  • John Weeks

    John Weeks

    "Many thanks to Ma Strength coaches Jian Ping Ma and Manuel Buitrago for their outstanding technique clinic held at my gym Tough Temple CrossFit this past weekend. Having been coached by many great coaches over the past three years, and becoming a coach of the olympic lifts myself, I can say the level of understanding and insight offered by these two coaches is truly great. "

  • Jerell M. Barber

    Jerell M. Barber

    "As a coach and a lifter I definitely value the chance to connect with these athletes /coaches to gain not only knowledge, but definitely perspective on the sport of weightlifting. Again thanks for the opportunity and I will definitely participate and encourage others to participate in anything you guys hold in the future!"

  • Tommy Caldwell

    Tommy Caldwell

    "I've attended quite a few olympic lifting clinics in the past 6-7 years, including private camps with Olympic Medalists and a Camp with Team USA at the Olympic Training Center, but this weekend's clinic with Jianping Ma and Manuel Buitrago has been my favourite so far."