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This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, John and Jerry talk with Al Huang about how Eastern philosophy meets Western psychology and how it relates to athlete performance. All shares stories about going to work with professional coaches and sports teams, bringing this this message of athleticism and movement and balance. Al and Jerry have written multiple books together, including Thinking Body, Dancing MindSpirit of the Dancing Warrior, and The Way of the Champion.
We hope you enjoy this episode with Chungliang Al Huang, as we talk about everything from Tai Chi, to movement to philosophy, to East meets West.

Highlights from the Discussion:

  • How Jerry and Al connected
  • Combining Eastern thought and athletic performance
  • The story of Thinking Body, Dancing Mind
  • How can you say “Yes and No” at the same time
  • The importance of “dancing” as an athlete
  • How Thi Chi experience helps an athlete perform at a high level
  • Al shares story about working with Jacksonville Jaguars and other professional teams
  • Dealing with the resistance of of accepting eastern philosophies in the west
  • The “Thi Chi Hug”
  • Al discusses the concept of the ‘Circle”
  • Why Every Coach should read “Thinking Body, Dancing Mind

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