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    Registration Open

    Aug 17 - 18


  • Aug 17 - 18, 2019
  • Chinese weightlifting is coming to the SFO bay area for a 2-day seminar! The first day is the Ma Strength Level I Seminar on Chinese weightlifting technique which is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental technical elements to improve snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength.


* 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 discipline that use weightlifting as part of their training.

* Hard work. We drill often, so be prepared to lift. Coaches may audit the seminar if they do not wish to lift

See Level 2 Description here


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

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  • Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.*
  • Where: Golden State Barbell Club, 2310 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
  • Date/Time: (note that hours may change based on turnout so please be flexible in your travel plans)
  • Level 1: Aug 17: 9am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 6pm
  • Level 2: Aug 18: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
  • Costs:
  • $325 - Level 1 Only
  • $500 - Level 1 & 2 Combo


Current participants must attend the Level 1 before attending Level 2. Past participants can attend any individual seminar. In each seminars, all attendees should expect to learn Chinese weightlifting methods as taught in sports schools throughout China. These are very practical, hands-on clinics for athletes of all levels who want to improve their ability to perform the lifts and coaches who want to learn an alternative way of approaching the snatch, clean, and jerk. Olympic weightlifters, CrossFit® athletes, trainers, and coaches are welcomed. Coaches can shadow during the seminar if they wish to not lift.


All seminars are approved by the NASM so CPTs can earn 0.7 CEUs for each seminar toward their accreditation (Total 2.1 hours). This seminar teaches material that may be new to many individuals regardless of experience. While no level of experience is required, you must be able to overhead squat, front squat, and be able to perform a full snatch and full clean with an empty bar in order to participate fully. In the rare event that a seminar is canceled, registrants will receive a refund. As circumstances may require us to cancel or reschedule seminars; please consider this when arranging travel. Ma Strength is not liable for any expenses incurred due to re-scheduling or cancellation.


For registration questions or assistance please message Nerissa Zhang at nerissa@brownbunny.co

If you plan to receive CEU credits, please contact Ma Strength upon registration at: chineseweightlifting@gmail.com.