Ma Strength Weightlifting

“In this course you’ll learn classic Chinese Weightlifting techniques for the snatch, clean, and jerk.”


This is a drill-based course where you will not only learn how to teach the movements to clients in a systematic way, but you’ll also receive direct one on one coaching on your own lifts from head coach and program director Coach Jianping Ma.

Chinese Weightlifting follows 5 principles: Close, fast, Low, Timing, and Stable. Because there is a lot of drilling in this 2-day course, there is a minimum expectation of competency:

It is recommended being able to perform a raw bar overhead squat and front squat.

If you are injured or unable to perform all lifts, you can audit the course but you will not be able to drill as much as full participants. This course is heavy on practical components.

Pre-requisites: Ability to perform a raw bar overhead squat and front squat.

Location: BCPTI

Certification Dates: October 29th and 30th from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Course Fee: $399 + GST


About Ma Strength Weightlifting Instructor – Jianping Ma

Jianping Ma was named head coach of the Olympic weightlifting program in the summer of 2012 at Lindenwood University Athletics. Under his direction, the team has grown more successful each season, culminating with the first national title for the program at the National University Championship in September of 2014.

The former Olympian has been a coach at a variety of levels for over 26 years, beginning as a Provincial and national Level Coach certified in China. His lifters included 2005 and 2007 World Champion and World record maker Li Ping, and 2002 75kg weight class World Silver medalist Sun RuiPing.

Coach Ma participated in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games where he placed 8th overall.

More recently, Coach Ma participated in a 55-59 year old division for the 77kg class and finished with a 220kg total, a snatch of 100kg, and a power clean and jerk of 120kg.

All BCPTI courses are non-transferable and non-refundable. **