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Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby marvin8 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:46 am

This may be the same Mark Cheng on the thread, Best Internal Guys Alive Today,
https://rumsoakedfist.org/viewtopic.php ... 4c6e7bf3a2

viewtopic.php?p=87232

From http://drmarkcheng.com/martial-arts/,
Who do you look to for wisdom and growth?

As far as martial arts masters with whom I have personal student, disciple, or family relationships with, that would be primarily Master David C.K. Lin & Sifu James Lin in Combat Shuai-Chiao, the late Grandmaster Arthur Y.S. Lee & his son Grandmaster Harlan Lee in Sil Lum Fut Ga, Magulang na Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Kali, Shihan Tsutomu Ohshima & Sensei Tom Muzila in Shotokan Karate, Prof. Roy Harris in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Kalis Ilustrisimo, Prof. Thomas J. Desch-Obi in Capoeira Angola, and Col. Nattapong Buayam in Thai martial arts.

As far as martial arts masters whom I’ve been honored to interact with on a somewhat more limited basis who’ve inspired me greatly, taught me some great insight, or poured some meaningful level of time and effort into my development, that list is obscenely long. Almost every instructor that I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with & spend time with has given me some great insight or perspective. If you really are devoted to growth, to improvement, and to life, there’s almost nobody who isn’t capable of either imparting wisdom to you or testing it.


One way to market the health benefits of Tai Chi. :)

For 3 easy payments of $19.95 the course includes:
1. DVDs
2. Guide book
3. Wall calendar
4. Food plan
5. foam roller
6. First 200 callers: includes free resistance band, 24/7 online support
from fitness experts and coaches.

Published on Jun 3, 2016
Tai Cheng, the home fitness program presented by host Regis Philbin, provides expert tai chi instruction from Dr. Mark Cheng. If aches, pains, and poor balance are slowing you down, Tai Cheng® can help you live life just like you did when you were younger—no matter your age or fitness level. Tai Cheng's gentle movements can help strengthen muscles, improve mobility, relieve aches and pains, and help reduce your risk of falls or other injuries, so you can keep enjoying the things in life you love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GrUIjq0-_g
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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby yeniseri on Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:21 pm

Excellent marketing! Be praised and you will receive. Amen
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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby Bao on Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:50 am

marvin8 wrote:One way to market the health benefits of Tai Chi. :)

For 3 easy payments of $19.95 the course includes:
1. DVDs
2. Guide book
3. Wall calendar
4. Food plan
5. foam roller
6. First 200 callers: includes free resistance band, 24/7 online support
from fitness experts and coaches.


Mostly, these practice-at-home programs are like buying an exercise bike. Do you know how many times a person actually use the bike they buy? In general only once (1!). I am sure that a whole lot of people will buy the course. Absolutely no one will practice. :)
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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby Giles on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:52 am

Bao wrote:Mostly, these practice-at-home programs are like buying an exercise bike. Do you know how many times a person actually use the bike they buy? In general only once (1!). I am sure that a whole lot of people will buy the course. Absolutely no one will practice. :)


Very probably. Apart from that, check out 9:54 in the video. Gotta love the way that the young lady who is actually standing right next to 'Grandmaster Cheng', in the shot selected for inclusion in this "tai chi for health" video, is in a bow stance with her front knee way out of alignment, far in front of her foot. With pelvic/lower back and neck misalignments to match. Ouch. Practice that way for any length of time and you can add "tai chi knee" to your list of orthopaedic problems... :P
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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby GrahamB on Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 am

An incredible new program that is going to fix EVERYTHING!?????!!! YESSSSS WOOOTTTTT!!! THIS IS WHAT I WANT!

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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby marvin8 on Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:43 am

Billy Blanks, founder of the home fitness program Tae Bo, recently launched Tae Bo 2.0 and continues to be successful.

Excerpts from an article, on his Tae Bo renaissance, The Fitness Gospel of Billy Blanks, http://www.racked.com/2016/9/15/1290757 ... lly-blanks:
Tae Bo was the ’90s workout of choice for soccer moms and celebrities alike. Twenty years later, its founder is hoping to win over a generation that has never heard of him . . .

In December, the Tae Bo founder expects to release two new workout programs that will put him back on top of the fitness heap. The first on his docket is Tae Bo Evolution, which Blanks announced on his Facebook page earlier this month with a teaser cut of the infomercial he'll be debuting soon. "Twenty years ago, I asked you to take me into your home," he says in the video. "And you know what? You did. Now it's 20 years later, and I'm going to ask you the same question. Take me into your home and I guarantee you, what you're about to see is gonna rock your world. . . ."

At the same time, Blanks will be busy with the anticipated rollout of his other new program, Tae Bo 2.0. He isn't ready to share much intel about Tae Bo 2.0, which is still in development, other than that it will focus more on self-defense strategies than the original Tae Bo. Blanks will teach blocks and elbow strikes and explain why these moves will protect you from an opponent. It's a step toward his goal to make Tae Bo more engaging for younger people, he says. He blames the rising childhood obesity rates on inadequate modern fitness programs, which he argues are mindless, asking viewers to follow along "like zombies." He believes the key lies in engaging people's minds. . . .

There's a similar confluence of fitness trends working in Tae Bo's favor today. After a long flirtation with personal training in the ‘00s, and then small-group training, workouts like CrossFit and SoulCycle have brought group exercise back into favor once again. At-home workouts still command insane sales figures, and fitness consultant Pire says that the popularity of mixed martial arts has sparked a renewed interest in self-defense.

Tae Bo now offers both free and paid-subscription streaming workouts in addition to its produced videos that are still available on DVD. Cimarosti says they're even experimenting with live-streaming classes by pinning cameras to instructors' clothing. Beyond that, the brand has its own app and is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, though its use of the platforms isn't particularly sophisticated. "You have to roll with the times in order to be able to hang," says Cimarosti.

But if Tae Bo is going to become an all-consuming fitness trend yet again, it's likely going to have to go even further. Some are staking the future of fitness on wearables. Fitbit and Apple spent the last year jostling for dominance in the growing smartwatch market. Biometric T-shirts can now measure your heart rate and sleeping patterns. Researchers are discovering ways to analyze dehydration during workouts with sensors that can connect to smartphones.

Both Thompson and Pire suggest that fitness programs need to be working on ways to incorporate wearables into their workouts — after all, that's the entire reason consumers are buying them. Whoever rides the vanguard of the trend, as Blanks did with cardio kickboxing, will be rewarded. . . .

Blanks is on board. He says he's working on an approach to wearables right now, using them in the It's Your Turn challenge he offers in his Dana Point studio for students to measure their progress over the course of six weeks. He wants to create a Tae Bo program that tracks your heart rate and says he might even incorporate wearables into the workouts he's releasing this year. "That's interacting," he says. . . .
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Re: Tai Cheng: Infomercial with host Regis Philbin

Postby richardg6 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:40 pm

Go easy guys. I teach a similar type of class to seniors (70-94) which includes classic qigong. The most important difference is the emphasis on circle walking, which I consider the core. Circle walking needs minimal explanation, delivers the most return on time invested and is something seniors can "take home". I give them a bamboo pole to walk around and ask them to "look into the tiger's mouth". The result is rapid improvement in focus, concentration and balance.

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