<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bob Ashmore:
Seminars held by Association Centers usually contain a ranking test at the location of the seminar.
Not always though, so be sure to inquire of the Center Director of the seminar before you make any plans. The Center Director holding the seminar can also answer any questions you may have regarding the ranking test process.
You can find their contact information on the Yang family tai chi website, under the "seminars" section. Each Center Director has their name and contact information listed on the ad for their seminar.
I think it's great that you want to join the ranking process, especially considering the problem you have of being distant from a Center.
I barely have the cahones to try to rank and I have the benefit of training at a Yang Cheng Fu Center!
Good luck and let us know how it goes for you.
Thank you so very much for your informative reply! Looks like the closest center is in Louisville, Kentucky, so I will begin by contacting them.
Believe me, I myself may not be ready for ranking, but I figure I need to get in there and give it a try. If I fail, at least I will have the feedback I need to improve the next time I try. Plus, since the requirements contain stipulations for years of practice between ranks, I need to get started now before I get too old.
[This message has been edited by sysop (edited 12-17-2007).]