|Professor, The: Tai Chi's Journey West
A film by Barry Strugatz
72 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2016
The Professor is a documentary about Tai Chi and one of its great masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60s. Featuring a rich array of vintage archival footage, the film tells the story of his remarkable life and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice.
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"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
"East engagingly meets West in this affectionate documentary portrait of Cheng Man-Ching, the Chinese master who brought Tai Chi to New York during the groovy but stressed-out ‘60s." - Los Angeles Times
"Must-see!" - BBC America
"Enlightening! A vivid, up-close and personal portrait of this master of moving meditation." - Spirituality & Practice Magazine
"A beautifully crafted, nuanced portrait of Cheng Man-Ching. The telling of his story and that of the American students who embraced his art provides insight into a unique social and political era in American society." - Warrington Hudlin, Filmmaker
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● Cheng Man-Ching performs his 37 Movement Form