SOON COME! The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West


The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West is a feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s. This documentary film tells his remarkable story and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice.

Looking forward to seeing the film on the big screen! Master Cheng’s short form was the first taijiquan form I learned back in the late 70s/early 80s and vividly recall, myself, Simon Cousins and Steve Judges, being hyped at the opportunity to see those then closely guarded 16mm films which would arrive in London carried by one of Master Cheng’s zealous New York City disciples.

“The Professor” premieres in Los Angeles on May 6 and in New York City on June 9.

cheng man ching sword play

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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