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.
Stephen Word –
There’s a fairly well-known meme that beautifully encapsulates what a session with Mr. Yuan is like, and that is – “There’s levels to this.”
It’s nice to see a person every now and then that actually lived up to their potential in life. Mr. Yuan strikes me as the type of guy who had a Tiger Mom, and did everything right from square one, as perfectly as it could be done. Go check his bio and you’ll see, his level of certification and experience is not something you see very often at all. He’s basically Yoda.
Chris Bathke –
Having practiced and taught martial arts before ever training fitness clients or other athletes I can appreciate Mark & Jimmy’s depth of knowledge and ability to apply concepts from MA into other sports or even training day to day clients. Martial arts have much to offer in terms of motor control and other aspects of movement many if not most of our clients need some work on, and in this lecture they give some examples of how that can be addressed.