Yuen-Jong Liu, M.D.

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Ballroom Dance

For exercise and relaxation, I have been a competitive ballroom dancer for 11 years. This activity also requires a surgical approach. For each dance, the leader-follower couple must memorize and practice routines until they become second nature. Each routine is essentially a procedure of individual figures: left turns, right turns, linear progressions, and pose lines. In competition, avoiding adverse events and other couples on the dance floor requires ingenuity and quick decision-making. Moreover, the theatricality and the artistry of competitive ballroom dance give me a unique perspective on the aesthetics of the human body.

Open Latin at Charlotte Dancesport Challenge 2016
Open Hustle at Charlotte Dancesport Challenge 2016
Open Salsa at Charlotte Dancesport Challenge 2016
Ex's & Oh's (Jive)
Blank Space (Rumba)
Open Hustle at Charlotte Dancesport Challenge 2015
Triangle Open Dancesport Championships 2015
Can't Touch It (Samba-Quickstep)
New Jersey Dancesport Challenge, Summer 2014
MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition 2014
Prince Ali (Samba)
Iron Man (Cha Cha)
Harvard Invitational Ballroom Dance Competition 2014
Bad Case of Loving You (Jive)
Skyfall (Rumba)
Harvard Crimson Syllabus Challenge 2012
Hey, Soul Sister (Quickstep)
Massachusetts Dancesport Challenge 2012
Yale Ballroom Dance Competition 2011
Wild Child (Waltz) / On the Floor (Tango)
Massachusetts Dancesport Challenge 2011
Harvard Invitational Ballroom Dance Competition 2010
Boston University Terrier Dancesport Competition 2010
Yale Ballroom Dance Competition 2009
Eye of the Tiger (Tango)
Breakaway (Viennese Waltz)
A Whole New World (Foxtrot)
Please Don't Stop the Music / I Want It That Way (Cha Cha-Rumba)
Goldeneye (Rumba-Samba)
Yale Med Second-Look Showcase Samba-Cha Cha
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Jive)

Hung Gar Kung Fu

Before I was a competitive dancer, I trained in armed and unarmed combat in Hung Gar Kung Fu under Sifu Yon Lee at the Chung Wah Academy in Quincy, MA, and in the Harvard Tai Chi Tiger Crane Club at Harvard University. Hung Gar is a Southern Shaolin style of Chinese martial arts. My preferred weapon is the spear. I also have a black belt in Kempo Karate. These experiences have helped me better understand and treat traumatic injury to the human body.

Here are demonstrations:

Hung Gar Comeback Special
Single Staff Methodology