Weightlifting Clinic – Tokyo, Japan

Registration Open


Use Chinese weightlifting methods to improve your snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength: Ma Jianping and Manuel Buitrago. In this unique weightlifting clinic you will:

  • Learn Chinese weightlifting technique using Coach Ma’s learning progression for the snatch, clean, and jerk,
  • Have your lifting evaluated individually and within a group setting to learn from others, and
  • Practice this style of lifting with weights attendees feel comfortable with while receiving verbal cues from experienced coaches.

Attendees should expect to learn Chinese weightlifting technique as taught in sports schools throughout China and learn an intuitive way to teach this lifting style others. This is a very practical hands-on clinic for experienced athletes 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, Cross Fitters, trainers, and coaches are welcomed. This is a 1-day seminar so participants will practice the snatch in the morning and clean and jerk in the afternoon. We will be drilling A LOT so be prepared to lift and be prepared to learn.

Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.*

Dates: August 2
Time: 8am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm,
Rates: $335.00 (¥41,325) per person
Where: Chikara Crossfit, 2-17-65 AKASAKA, YOSHIBA BLD. B1F, MINATO-KU, TOKYO

Please register using the button below

For more information, contact Michael Schaal at or Manuel Buitrago at

*Note: This clinic teaches material that may be new to many individuals regardless of experience level; however 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. If the seminar is full, please consider attending our other Tokyo seminar at Samurai Crossfit on Saturday August 1. Click HERE for more information.

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