About

Hey. My name is James aka chungychung. I am a graduate from St. Francis College and currently work as the head trainer at Physiofitness Physical Therapy.

While I do work at a physical therapy clinic, my experience originates from my time as a division I tennis athlete and tenure at the St. Francis College weight room under head coach Yuki Miyazawa. I was lucky enough to be part of the strength and conditioning program for about three years and briefly served as the interim coach. Not only did I experience the program as an athlete, I also got to learn what it is to be a coach.

Coupled with my training background, I also like to kick stuff. I am a 5th dan black belt in Taekwon-Do as well as an International Instructor under the All International Taekwon-Do Federation (A.I.T.F.). I travel with my father and A.I.T.F. president, Kwang Duk Chung, and lead seminar demonstration/instruction. I’ve instructed across various cities in Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal and Italy.

Other than kicking stuff, I also like to throw barbells around. I am an olympic weightlifter coached by Brooklyn Barbell coaches Luis Benitez and Juan Blanco. I lifted in my first big competition at the 2016 u25/university nationals in New Orleans and am training to be a consistent national competitor. So look out for me!

Here’s a list of other stuff I have studied / acronyms I like to put next to my name on instagram. Don’t forget to follow me! 🙂

Certifications/Continuing Education:

All International Taekwon-Do Federation (A.I.T.F.): 5th Dan Black Belt, International Instructor, Member of Board of Directors

Functional Anatomy Seminars: Level I Kinstretch Instructor, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, Functional Range Assessment Specialist

National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancing Specialist

Clinical Athlete Certified Weightlifting Coach

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Rocktape: FMT Basic + Performance

Dr. Mark Cheng’s Prehab-Rehab 201

Dr. Kelly Starrett’s Movement and Mobility Trainer Course