The United States of America Health Qigong Federation held a three day workshop in Rohnert Park in California over the Thanksgiving weekend. More information about the Federation can be obtained at http://www.USAHQF.org. Professor Hu Xiaofei of Beijing Sport University taught Bai Duan Jin and Professor Wang Xiaojun taught Eight Brocades. Videos for study can be obtained at http://www.kungfudirect.com/proddetail.php?prod=HQ01
For me personally the three days of 70 mile daily commute from near Concord was pretty tough driving – a lot of rain and even some serious fog at night. Despite the adventure of having my check engine light go on (and the vehicle stop) on the Martinez bridge the classes were worthwhile.
The USAHQF in particular and martial arts organizations in general might want to consider what we call remote testing for some of the duans and belts : the student sends in a video and someone (or more than one) grades and sends back comments.