The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West

The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West

Director: Barry Strugatz Cast: Cheng Man-Ching, Lori Reinstein, Ed Young


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The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West

This documentary profiles Tai Chi master Cheng Man-Ching, who helped introduce the Chinese martial art to the West in the 1960s. The tenets of Tai Chi as a method of self-defense and a spiritual practice are also explored. ~ Daniel Gelb

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2016
UPC: 0720229917025
Original Release: 2016
Rating: NR
Source: First Run Features
Time: 1:12:00

Special Features

Cheng Man-Ching perofrms his 37 Movement Form; The Origin of Tai Chi; Medical Science & Tai Chi: Interview with Peter M. Wayne, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cheng Man-Ching Participant
Lori Reinstein Interviewee
Ed Young Interviewee
Ken VanSickle Interviewee
Natasha Gorky Interviewee
Maggie Newman Interviewee
Carol Yamasaki Interviewee
Lenny Antonucci Interviewee
Genny Kapuler Interviewee
Don Hauser Interviewee
Lawrence Galante Interviewee
Robert Morningstar Interviewee
Myles Angus MacVane Interviewee
Claire Hooton Interviewee
Robert Chuckrow Interviewee
Rene Houtidres Interviewee
Kwok Ming Hugh Interviewee
Bill Phillips Interviewee
Ellen Cheng Interviewee
Wayne Cheng Interviewee
Katy Cheng Interviewee
Patrick Cheng Interviewee

Technical Credits
Barry Strugatz Director,Co-producer,Producer
Victoria Aleksanyan Executive Producer
Echo T'ai Chi Associate Producer
Danny Emerick Associate Producer
Pierre Foldes Score Composer
Joel Hirsch Editor
Ellen Kennedy Associate Producer
Glen Kennedy Associate Producer
Lyle Poncher Associate Producer
Elizabeth Pugh Co-producer
CJ Rhoads Associate Producer
Richard P. Rubenstein Associate Producer
Kenneth Van Sickle Cinematographer,Co-producer
Kevin Van Sickle Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Professor: Tai Ch's Journey West
1. Chapter 1 [7:31]
2. Chapter 2 [7:45]
3. Chapter 3 [7:18]
4. Chapter 4 [7:39]
5. Chapter 5 [6:30]
6. Chapter 6 [8:21]
7. Chapter 7 [6:33]
8. Chapter 8 [7:47]
9. Chapter 9 [7:39]
10. Chapter 10 [5:17]

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