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Introducing Dr. John Stewart

I want to take a moment to introduce a good friend and Yi Chuan student of mine, Dr. John Stewart. Those of you that attended the Fort Worth either already knew or were introduced to John who assisted me as a training partner throughout the session.


Dr. John & I trained together for years in our younger days in Karate, Kung Fu & Aikijutsu. He met my Teacher, Sifu Cheuk Fung, during a visit to San Francisco one year and we kept in touch during my travels abroad.


Upon returning to the US John and I reconnected and he opted to start on the Yi Chuan journey with me. Because of COVID, much of our early interaction was limited to Zoom sessions. Fortunately, as things improved we have been able to connect on a regular basis, which is very helpful in correcting and improve the large amount of solo training we do in Yi Chuan.


John's skill with Integrated Strength is just starting to bloom. Given a connected frame he can bounce me away easily and his control is improving every day. I have been very encouraged that he has been able to make such rapid progress.


Please keep in mind I can't take all the credit. In addition to being a long practicing Dr. of Chinese Medicine he holds a degree in bio-medical engineering with an electrical engineering minor. A bit of a fitness nut, when he is not doing one-handed pull-ups I have convinced him to become a lab rat for all sorts of exercises and practices that may be coming your way.


I am introducing Dr. John to you for a number of reasons, some may apply to you personally and some not, they are:

  • John's experience in Discovering Integrated Strength is quite fresh. Moreover, being such a fit and strong gym guy gives him unique insight into the fundamental differences for how strength is generated. Of course this experience is interlaced with those years of hard kicking, punching, throwing and ground fighting of all sorts. I encourage you to solicit his point of view as a member of this community.

  • John has already begun to support others taking up this type of training. We are working together to offer support people in and around Fort Worth with in-person events and intensive sessions. Simply put John can offer sage advice and feedback for someone starting on this path and making Fort Worth a hub where the community can gather.

  • John's education and experience as a Dr. of Chinese Medicine brings yet another important perspective for our community. I am his patient and eagerly await the next opportunity for a treatment and we often collaborate on the cross-overs between fighting and healing that become so obvious when you look at self-defense from a holistic perspective.

Personally, I want to thank John for his support, encouragement and willingness to trust me when I am asking him to try something silly. I know he will be making significant contributions in the times to come. Here are a couple clips from Fort Worth:






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doncadora
doncadora
2021年8月25日

That’s great, thanks for the tips John. I’m sure there are plenty here but any recommendation for TCM practitioners in Los Angeles would be appreciated.

いいね!

Steve Ehrenreich
Steve Ehrenreich
2021年8月23日

Is there a standard formulation or do you blend the herbs based on age, body type, etc.?

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John Stewart
John Stewart
2021年8月24日
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In my clinic, I tailor make herbal formulas for each patient and give them the appropriate dosage for their age, weight, and condition being treated. Sometimes I will have the patient start off with a higher dose for a couple of days and then back off to a lower level.

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John Stewart
John Stewart
2021年8月23日

Thanks to Steve for the warm introduction! And yes! Pretty unbelievable but years and years practicing assorted styles of punching, kicking, & grappling did not make me any less helpless against someone with true Yi Chuan skill. As a Chinese medicine doctor, I have had lots of exposure to internal martial artists but have never come across anyone who can even come close to what Sifu Fung, or Steve can do.

I received a lot of positive feedback from attendees of the last Fort Worth seminar. Everyone was impressed with the integrative strength demonstrations. I am looking forward to the next set of intensive sessions that will take place in Fort Worth September 10-12th.

Believe me Steve, I enjoy …

いいね!

doncadora
doncadora
2021年8月20日

Great intro, could be cool to learn about general Chinese herbs or supplements that benefit the practice, maybe dr John can advise.

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John Stewart
John Stewart
2021年8月21日
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Hi- Chinese herbal medicine does wonders in supporting your health and vigor. For the practice, tonifying herbs such as shu di huang, he shou wu, dang gui, dang shen, huang qi, & ren shen are of particular importance. Keep in mind that the professional herbal suppliers with authentic, quality products only sell to professionals and do not sell to the general public. Be careful buying herbs off the shelf or from Amazon. I would recommend that you visit a Chinese medicine doctor near you to get a tailor-made herbal prescription that fits you. All my patients are very different and require unique herbal formulas to keep them at optimum function. Hope that helps!

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