Playdates Reviews Press Materials Links
Subscribe to our newsletter for updates:   

"East engagingly meets West in 'The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West,' an affectionate documentary portrait of Cheng Man-Ching, the Chinese master who brought Tai Chi to New York during the groovy but stressed-out '60s."
- Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

"Must-see!" - Brigid Brown, BBC America

Will likely provoke great interest in tai chi... well-illustrated with archival footage." - Daphne Howland, LA Weekly

"Forms a sort of oral history of Cheng and his methods... The documentary succeeds in highlighting Cheng's importance." - Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International

 "Enlightening. The vintage footage of Cheng Man-Ching's exercises and demonstrations of Tai Chi make 'The Professor' a vivid and up-close and personal portrait of this master of moving meditation."
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

"For those of us who study these arts and are certainly familiar with Professor Cheng Man-Ching the chance to see any footage of him in action at all is a real treat. Excellent." - Steven Ruskin, AV Maniacs

"Sweet... it's refreshing to watch a film about a man who has helped so many individuals grow."
- Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card

"'The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West' takes on the easy flow of the martial arts form itself." - Louis Chan, AsAmNews

"Tai chi devotees will find much to appreciate here, especially the extensive footage of Cheng demonstrating his skills." - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"VERY MOVING. It reveals how completely universal and accessible Tai Chi is to anyone. A perfect martial art for this time of fear and anger." - Julie Taymor, Award-Winning Broadway & Film Director