Renew your youthful energy in just 90 days through the healing motion of Tai Cheng! Developed with Dr. Mark Cheng, this low-impact program combines the 18 fundamental moves of Tai Chi with 21st-century sports science. It includes 12 workout DVDs, plus a Master Scroll reference DVD and valuable fitness tools to help you turn back the clock and feel absolutely fantastic. Tai Cheng is based on the complex art of Tai Chi and turned into an at home DVD program for your own personal fitness routine. Ninety days of the Tai Chi program can bring real benefits in performance. Power is being able to move without strain. That is the kind of dynamic that Tai Cheng brings. Power isn’t something you’ve got after a life changing event like hip replacement or childbirth.Tai Cheng is based on the complex art of Tai Chi and turned into an at home DVD program for your own personal fitness routine. Ninety days of the Tai Chi program can bring real benefits in performance. Power is being able to move without strain. That is the kind of dynamic that Tai Cheng brings. Power isn’t something you’ve got after a life changing event like hip replacement or childbirth.
If plyometrics are part of your fitness routine, you want to be able to extend with power. Tai Cheng helps in knowing where the parking brakes are in your own physical limitations. You cannot hit the gas pedal in fitness training when the parking brakes are on. Tai Cheng promotes knowing where those boundaries are so you can get the most out of any fitness exercise routine you’re accustomed to doing regularly. Not everyone needs a hip replacement so what benefit is it to knowing where the “parking brakes” are?
Tai Cheng – An Intro To Tai Chi
An example of what Tai Chi produces as far as benefits is what can happen after hip replacement surgery. There is a long process in recovery after having your frame knocked out of alignment. With the body, movement is always forward. If you want to get back into shape, move forward. Tai Cheng introduces Tai Chi’s element of moving side to side in a low impact way. That forces a challenge into balance moves.
In performance movement exercises, form and balance are crucial to the success of your commitment of that program. Functional movement and modern sports medicine confirm and validates the essence of old school Tai Chi training.
Is Tai Cheng For You?
Whether you are in great shape or not, Tai Cheng is for everyone. This is a health restoration, health improvement, and wellness system for you. This is a thirteen-week regimen that prehabilitates and rehabs the body at the same time. This program is to get people mobile, active, ready, and physically fit. You also get the benefits of managing pain more effectively with this workout program.
Plyometrics works out the engine movers within the body. Those muscles fire when you step on the gas in fitness training. A good engine means nothing without the proper frame in stability. Tai Cheng addresses the frame and engine capabilities in your own body. You can get more out of your workout session with this program.
The Tai Cheng base kit includes
The 12 Tai Cheng DVDs & Master Scroll
DVD 01 – Master Scroll DVD: Learn everything you need to master Tai Cheng. Dr. Cheng breaks down each of the 18 Tai Cheng moves so you can watch exactly how each move is done and be ready to learn them from Day 1!
DVDs 2–4: You’ll learn 6 Tai Chi moves, combining them into a fluid routine that builds strength, increases your overall range of motion, and helps reduce pain.
DVDs 5–7: Dr. Cheng teaches you 6 new moves to help increase your energy; burn off excess fat; and build greater stability, strength, and balance.
DVDs 8–10: You’ll be introduced to the final 6 moves that you’ll need to learn on your way to becoming a Tai Chi Master.
DVDs 11–13: The last 3 discs will guide you through performing all 18 moves, in a powerful, yet graceful health-boosting routine.
Plus these valuable tools:
“Easy Does It” Fitness Guide: Filled with practical tips on form, technique, and mind-body realignment, it shows you how to complete Tai Cheng to help improve your health, energy, and mobility.
“Feel Better Food Plan” Nutrition Guide: Use this guide to find delicious, easy-to-make meals and snacks that’ll help you feel younger, healthier, and more energetic.
90-day Daily Workout Calendar: We’ve done the work for you so you always know which sequence to do and when. Just follow along and chart your progress.
In addition, get these FREE BONUS gifts
DVD 14 – Applied Tai Cheng: Travel and Sport : Learn how to use Tai Cheng to get more enjoyment out of your favorite sports. And, discover exercises you can do while traveling—even on a plane!
The Master Kit adds the following items to the base kit – Special Workouts + !
DVD 15 – Master Class DVD: For the first time ever, Dr. Cheng will take you step-by-step through all of the Tai Cheng moves you’ve learned in one graceful, yet powerful sequence. You’ll perform it at 3 speeds: slow to challenge your balance, stability, and strength; a moderate pace to get more comfortable with the sequence; and fast, designed to create a flowing healing energy throughout your body. This is the DVD you’ll want to use over and over again to keep up your practice and maintain your results.
DVD 16 – Qi Gong DVD: Learn the ancient practice of Qi Gong breathing exercises and techniques to improve your mental clarity and get more out of the Tai Cheng exercises. You’ll begin with the “Energizing Series,” then advance to “Level 1″ to relax and increase the flow of oxygen to your body, and finally “Level 2,” where you can focus on breath control to develop and move energy. This mind-body connection helps tap into the healing potential within you.
Master Workout Calendar: Follow this workout calendar, and you’ll know exactly what you should be doing each day of the Master Kit program.
Q&A with Dr. Cheng, creator of Tai Cheng™
Dr. Mark Cheng is a martial arts master with three decades of experience in Tai Chi and a background in traditional Chinese medicine. Here he discusses his first impressions of Tai Chi and goes into depth about what Tai Cheng™ can do for you.
How did you first get started with martial arts?
My dad showed me how to punch and kick a little bit when I was four, but I really got started when I was ten and saw my father doing Tai Chi.
What impression did it make on you?
Oh man, when I saw him doing Tai Chi, I was just snickering my head off. When you are 10 and you’ve never seen slow-motion martial arts, it looks kind of like mime, but weirder. Then he showed me Tai Chi’s self-defense application and that totally piqued my interest.
How did he do that?
He goes, “Throw a punch.” I did. He then took my punch and guided it off to the side and almost effortlessly flung me through the air. As a kid, that really got my attention.
What still fascinates you about Tai Chi?
The totality of it. If your body is beaten down it helps rejuvenate it. If your body is already operating at a high level it can kick you to the next highest level. From a self-defense standpoint it’s fascinating to me and from a cultural standpoint, its levels of meaning interest me. How it’s still relevant today for those who are fighting for their longevity, fighting to stay out of pain, and aiming for productivity in their daily lives.
Is Tai Cheng named after you?
It has the same Romanization—the same way of spelling it in English—but there is another character that is pronounced slightly differently. In Mandarin, my last name is “Tseung” and the character we decided to use was “Chung.” Chung means evolution, achievement, attainment. I wanted to give people an evolution in how they looked at their fitness, not just measuring it in terms of sets and reps and load, but how well it helps them function in the rest of their life.
Tai Cheng teaches the 18 moves of Tai Chi but it also incorporates a Neural Reboot and other techniques. What is the Neural Reboot?
By the time we reach adulthood these days, there are so many parking brakes put on our movement. If you watch 3-year-olds around the world, they are able to do the same movements with ease. They can all deep squat, they can all crawl, and they can all roll over. The Neural Reboot helps bring your body back to that primitive movement pattern so you can attain those ranges of movement that you’ve been robbed of. Some people can choose to look at it as a warm-up. But it’s so not just a warm-up.
How does the 90-day Tai Cheng program help adults regain or improve their flexibility, agility, strength, and more?
We begin with the Neural Reboot and go into the Tai Chi movements. We were trying to give the body as much range of motion as possible. Once your body can explore ranges of motion without pain, then we move to gaining control in those ranges. For example, we’ve all made the mistake of trying to drive with the parking brake on. If you’re trying to stretch hard against a muscle that’s tight, it’s like gunning the gas pedal against the brake. It’s going to be counterproductive. Once you train the brake to be off, it’s easy for you. Then, you have a car with a great turning radius, perfect gas mileage, and the parking brake is off. So we need to teach you how that car handles so you’re not taking that turn too wide, crashing into the house, or braking too late or too early.
Who is Tai Cheng for?
It’s for everybody. Regardless of your age or ability level, it can give you a stepping-off stone to more intense exercise, and if you’re already exercising at an intense level it takes your fitness to the next level.
Dr. Mark Cheng
As a specialist in traditional Chinese medicine orthopedics, Dr. Mark Cheng provides his extensive knowledge to his students. Drawing on his years of martial arts study, he has developed Tai Cheng, an incredibly effective workout program that combines a progression of Chi Kung (QiGong), Tai-Chi, and functional movement training. Always looking to increase his knowledge and understanding of total body wellness, Dr. Cheng’s teaching method reflects passion for relevance, innovation, safety, and constant fun.
East-West Medicine & Modern Fitness
Mark Cheng became fascinated by Chinese martial arts early in childhood, gaining his first exposure to Tai-Chi from his father. He later went on to study acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine, specializing in orthopedics, eventually earning licensure to practice acupuncture in the State of California and a Ph.D. in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Through his involvement with Chinese medicine, he also became fascinated with strength and conditioning training, studying closely with Russian Kettlebell Challenge founder, Pavel Tsatsouline. Under Tsatsouline, Dr. Cheng met Functional Movement Systems founder and physical therapy guru, Gray Cook. While studying with Cook, Dr. Cheng became increasingly fascinated with Tai-Chi as a means of functional movement training and injury rehabilitation.
Few, if any, instructors bring together the rare mix of martial arts mastery, strength and conditioning authority, Chinese medicine knowledge, and functional movement training expertise to fitness like Dr. Cheng does.
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