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Princeton Spine and Joint Center

Jan 7, 2020

In episode 22 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center podcast, Dr Zinovy Meyler, the co-director of the interventional spine program at the Princeton Spine and Joint Center discusses Tai Chi with Sifu Tony Jackson, founder of Dao Concepts.

Tai Chi. Most of us are familiar with the common scene in which it is portrayed; a group of seniors practicing slow movements in a park. As you will learn in this podcast conversation, tai chi is far more than that. It is a serious form of martial arts that has many different dimensions including a mental and psychological aspect with multiple benefits.

Our podcast guest, Sifu Tony Jackson of Dao Concepts, has a military background, then went through the corporate world, and ended up using tai chi for his own well being. He learned it to the point where it became a central part of his life. Now Tony is teaching tai chi. In this conversation, you will learn the different benefits of tai chi, the different aspects of tai chi, the psychological component, the historical component, and the physical component that makes this such a great form of martial arts.

Sifu Tony Jackson
President & Head Instructor of Dao Concepts
Discover the Way from Within

Dao Concepts is about finding a balanced approach to family, work, life. I truly believe that we can help you discover the way from within. Our approach is about helping individuals seek the answers within. Through our innovative programs from Tai Chi, Life-Coaching, Executive Leadership Coaching, Private Lessons, & our Kids Martial Arts Program, we will help individuals to become better accumulated to live in our modern day world. If you want to live, you have to do nothing. If you want to thrive, then join Dao Concepts and let us help you discover the way from within.

Tony Jackson graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1989 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Systems) and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He served as an Airborne Ranger Infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. Tony also successfully completed Pathfinder, SAPPER and SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) training. He served in the 1st Gulf War and Somalian Conflict to include hot spots in Egypt/Israel and the El Salvador/Nicaragua conflict guarding CIA outposts in Honduras. Tony left the military as a 1st Lieutenant (Promotable) where he began his corporate career. Tony worked at several prominent corporations including Nestle, The Dial Corporation, Roche Pharmaceuticals, and AmerisourceBergen. While a Vice President at AmerisourceBergen, Tony managed over $42 Billion in pharmaceutical spend. Tony has been the COO for two companies. His last job being the COO of BDI Pharma. Tony is the President and Owner of Dao Concepts incorporated in 2006. Tony teaches Tai Chi to adults and Kung Fu to kids full-time at his school. He also teaches Tai Chi at the Peddie School. He is the author of two books: “Decisive Leadership” and “Trinity – The Awakening”. He is currently writing the sequel to “Trinity”.

Anthony T. Jackson
Managing Partner & President

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Dr. Zinovy Meyler is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle and nerve pain. After graduating from New York University and receiving his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Meyler performed his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Meyler received additional training in ultrasound guidance at the Mayo Clinic and completed his fellowship training in interventional spine and joint medicine at the prestigious Beth Israel Spine Institute in Manhattan. Dr. Meyler is the author of multiple medical chapters and peer-reviewed papers. He serves as a reviewer for medical journals and lectures widely. Dr. Meyler’s expert medical opinion has been sought in newspapers and on radio shows, as well as on this podcast.