Martial Arts for GPP – Physical Preparedness and Martial Arts – Jimmy Yuan and Mark Cheng
In the short conversation, Martial Arts for GPP, Jimmy Yuan questions Mark Cheng about using traditional martial arts for general physical preparedness, GPP. They’ll cover the basic elements of martial arts, and how those aspects can be related to physical preparedness for other activities.
“If you have greater range of motion and easier access to those ranges of motion, you can pattern in greater skill and greater ability. If you can’t access those ranges of motion, you’re going to be gunning the gas pedal against the brake.”~Mark Cheng
“Traditional martial arts has a mobility base, some breath awareness, static control competency, some dynamic control competency and a performance aspect, which can relate to GPP.”~Jimmy Yuan
• General Physical Preparedness (1:10)
• Avoiding Boredom (6:35)
• Evolution of Martial Arts (8:55)
• Balancing Fundamentals & Skill (10:40)
• Tai Cheng (12:50)
Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., is the chief physician of the Chung-Hua Institute in Los Angeles. He has Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and is a life-long martial arts practitioner. Dr. Cheng is a Senior SFG kettlebell instructor and a faculty member of Functional Movement Systems, a TRX Sports Med certified instructor and a human performance consultant. You can stay in touch with his lecture schedule on his site at drmarkcheng.com.
Jimmy Yuan is a chiropractic physician who uses acupuncture and other manual therapies, interlaced with methods from the FMS, SFMA, TPI, ART, Graston, RKC and others. You can reach him via his site at warriorrestoration.com.