Art of Strength
- Coached Two US Open Champions
- Coached PGA Tour Winner/Champions Tour Winner
- Coached US Amateur Champion
- Elected Speaker PGA Show
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- Award Winning Program voted by the people "Best Of The Best"
- EGP was the 'Featured Story' in Texas Golfer Magazine - January, 2011
- EGP has multiple indoor and outdoor Texas training facilities
- Proven Track Record
- We Are Trusted by over 20,000 golfers from around the world
- EGP is celebrating 23 years in Business
"The best lessons I've ever had in my life came from Matt Christian and I've had lessons with some of the worlds best golf instructors."
Wes Short Jr.- PGA Tour Winner 2005 | Champions Tour Winner 2014
The Art Of Golf Strength training gives a serious advantage to ANY golfer that chooses to get sweaty, nasty and pay the price to get their bodies and minds to function like an athlete should. Golfers movements should include bending, twisting, coordinating, stabilizing and torquing. We use a revised blend of Kettlebells, Tai Chi, QiGong, Yoga ect to get players unlock their true athletic golf potential. If it does not improve golf performance or mental performance it will not be in our program...
You Will Learn/Develop The 5 Essentials Process To Art Of Golf Strength Mastery
1. Neutral Posture/Total Spine Control
2. Breathing- Deep Inhale-Deep Exhale Into The Core
3. Build And Develop Energy or Chi
4. Coordination of Chi/Energy
5. Strengthen The Energy/Chi
"The Stronger you make yourself physically, mentally and spiritually the harder you make yourself to beat"
"The Elite" Ball Strikers Training Programs
Our Golf Biomechanics/Fitness Program is 100% specific to rotational training. We use old school lifts and movements to build cardio, flexibility, stength, balance, coordination, mental clarity and mental awareness. Elite Golf Performance has professional golfers who choose our services with their bodies and minds with their livelihoods at stake every week.We can teach all our art of golf strength programs at our teaching facility or online through our live training program
Workout Tools you might use in a typical session:
- TRX Suspension Training
- Resistance Power Body Bands
- Golf Swing Bands
- Body weight/Yoga Mat
- Core Training
- Learn Meditation/Breathing Techniques
Types of Workouts:
"Happy Mood Workout"- We will be using proven movements, lifts and training that will trigger your brain into feeling happy after the workout and a sense of ease as well. This workout is about developing good cardio through light kettlebell swings, neutral spine/core training and focused stretching. We finish the workout with revised golf Tai Chi which allows coverts the physical training into a happy sense of well being and also helps golfers play better golf
"The Stress Buster Workout"- This workout beats the internal stress out of you through light lifting, rotational bending/stretching and neutral posture breathing. Twisting and torquing of the muscles will help cleanse and detox the internal organs which in turn creates a releasing effect of toxins and stress. This process will recharge body and mind that will allow the person to feel much more relaxed after the session. Most workouts have a positive effect on the nervous system, but this takes that to another level. If your a stressed individual or have anxiety issues you will love this training
The purpose of this training is to sometimes push both the mind and body past their normal functioning duties. Every great athlete has been pushed in some for or fassion that makes them dig deep from within to see if they have what it takes. We don't believe everyday should be this type of training, but once a week pending golf compeition and time of year. Workouts should always be challenging, but sometimes it's really good to push it to the edge to see what we really have inside of us
Private sessions last 30-45 minutes per session and are 100% based on the individual needs and restrictions of the client. We can teach all of these programs at our teaching facility or online through our live training program
Call (512) 508-1504 or email@example.com to get more details or to get started!
"I have been playing golf for over 30 years, in that time I have had instruction from several highly regarded teaching professionals, Matt fits well among this list. I think what really sets him apart is the full understanding of all the aspects necessary to perform at the peak levels. It is challenging as a player to find expertise in the swing, body and mind as Matt and Elite Golf Performance provides. I first visited Matt after developing sciatica in my leg, after just a few moments Matt was able to help me make some adjustments and I am happy to say I have not had a episode since, and I push it as hard as I can. IMO, you cannot find more value for your teaching dollar"Aaron Ross
Current plus 3 handicap
What is Chi?
Chi is energy. Energy blocks occur through the body that are due to mental tension, poor diet stress, anxiety, injuries, tightness, strength and balance limitations which all affect proper chi flow. Chi is like water which should flow naturally and smooth yet with power if needed. Although your muscles and joints can work like a dam if they are too stiff, weak or imbalanced which would not allow chi to flow through the body parts which would cause the body to move up and down and side to side without coordination. The Chi should flow smoothly with no blocks through the entire body. Chi is no myth, it can be aquired through proper understanding and training. If you don't believe in it then you've never felt or trained for it. Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Yoga are great for identifing and building your Chi. We revise these forms to save time, but also to make it specific for positive golf results.
Training will improve:
1.Coordination and flexibility
2.Core flexibility, strength and stability
3.Hip flexibility, strength and stability
4.Shoulder and torso mobility and stability
6.Decrease risk of injury
7.Increase overall back mobility and strength
8.Improves cardio and overall blood flow
9.Helps maintain good posture while swinging the club
10.Will add more Power with less Effort!!
12. Mental clarity
13. Mental Awareness
14. Mentally resilient
15. Mentally and Physically durable
The EGP Power Generation
The sole purpose of the away swing is to setup a powerful forward swing. The backswing should only have aggressive contractions in the feet, glutes and the lower core muscles, while the arms and wrists are relaxed, yet still firm. Correct movements through the core and into the hips will allow the golfer to store maximum torque in their backswing.
The sole purpose of the forward swing is to coordinate the hips, shoulders, arms and club at any desired speed possible while maintaining good core posture and automatic hands. Correct movements through the core on the downswing allow the golfer to release all the energy into and the ball through impact.
"The key to great ball striking is learning how to wait in transition and in a small part of the downswing in order for the POWER to build through impact. Be patient..."
Elite Golf Performance
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Brief History of Chen Style Tai Chi
Chen Style Tai Chi is the earliest historically verifiable Tai Chi system in existence in China. It is commonly accepted that Tai Chi was developed in the village of Chenjiagou in Wenxian County, Henan Province, China. According to the Wenxian County Annals, Chen Wangting (1600-1680), a retired military officer and a ninth generation family member of the Chen Family, was credited with having originated Chen Style Tai Chi around 1644. Tai Chi theory is largely based on "The Book of Changes" along with concepts from the meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine, as detailed in "The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Chinese Medicine". He combined some war field fighting knowledge into it. Influenced greatly by the Ji Xiao Xin Shu (New Book of Effective Techniques), a book on strategy; discipline; and collation of folk marital arts by a famous general, Qi Jiguang (1528-1487) of Shandong during the Ming Dynasty. Qi Jiguang preferred the necessity of rigorous physical fitness training and effective hand-to-hand tactics, and not accepting the superiority of brute strength alone as the determining factor in battle. Chen Wangting carried forward Qi’s essential theories, and created a new way in training called Tai Chi Quan. Chen Wangting was also credited with creating push hands drills, in which students practice "adhering" to each others movements to increase their sensitivity to their partners' intentions, which thereby function as a bridge between solo practice and free sparring.
Chen Changxing (1771-1853), a sixth generation Chen Tai Chi practitioner was famous as the first master teaching his family’s secrets to outsiders. Yang Style Tai Chi founder Yang Luchan (1800 -1873), was his best student. Yang developed his own form, a modified version of the Chen Chanxing's original long form - Liaojia Yilu.
Chen Fake (1887-1957), a ninth generation Chen Tai Chi practitioner, expanded greatly the Chen style Tai Chi to the mainstream of Chinese martial arts. There were numerous stories of Chen Fake's abilities as a martial artist, his courage and skill when establishing his reputation in Beijing, where he came to teach in 1928. Chen Fake taught in Beijing for nearly 30 years, enhancing the reputation of the family style, and establishing a distinguished lineage of his own students. The most famous were: Chen Zhaokwei (son); Feng Zhiqiang; Gu Liuxing, ...
Chen Zhaopei (1893-1973), a 10th generation Chen Tai Chi practitioner. He was invited to teach at Tun Ren Tong, the famous medical establishment, in 1918, his reputation as a martial artist quickly grew and he was lately invited (1930) to teach at the prestigious Nanjing Central Martial Arts Academy. In 1958, Chen Zhaopei returned to Chen village and served as the chief instructor, where he was responsible for passing on the Old Frame (Laojia) and traditional weapons sets to the 11th Chen Tai Chi generation practitioners. Among them are the famous present-day "Four Tigers of Chen's Village", Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Zhu Tiancai, and Wang Xian. He was honored for his effort in saving Chen Village ‘s Tai Chi through the Cultural Revolution difficult time of China!
Chen Zhaokui (1928 - 1981), also a 10th generation of Chen Tai Chi practitioner, joined his father, Chen Fake, in Beijing at the age of 3. He was credited for passing on of the New Frame (Xinjia) to the public. So that, his father Chen Fake started the Xinjia practice, and he taught the Xinjia. He made annual visits to Chen Village after Chen Zhaopei passed away, and taught the Xianjia to the well-known "Four Tigers of Chen's Village". Largely due to his efforts, the Xinjia Chen style Tai Chi flushing in Chen Village nowadays!