Chris Young Producer - Tae Kwon Do

Chris Young is a distinguished music producer and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has been involved with music his entire life. He began playing as a toddler, attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and while still in his twenties was playing trumpet with such leading artists as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is currently a songwriter and music producer whose work has charted in the Top 25 of Billboard Dance/ Club songs.

His creative interests outside the recording studio include painting and fashion design. He also meditates and is into Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of self-defense. He says that Tae Kwon Do techniques vary, but it is generally a combination of kicks, punches, strikes, holds, and throws.

Chris Young Producer says that there are many moves to the art of Tae Kwon Do, but most of them build on basic moves and principles. It is important to always warm up before doing any Tae Kwon Do, which includes stretching, and when training to wear suitable clothing that allows for free and easy movement.

One of the basic moves of Tae Kwon Do is the front kick. As Chris Young Producer knows, this involves sliding the left foot forward and bringing the right knee up, and then snapping out the left foot. Another basic move is the roundhouse kick, when the right knee is brought up and across the body. By twisting on the supporting foot, you can kick horizontally across the front of the body. A third basic move is the standard punch, when the fist is thrust forward into the opponent's solar plexus.

As Chris Young Producer knows, when it comes to Tae Kwon Do there is no substitute for a qualified teacher.

Chris Young Producer - Annie Baltic

Chris Young Producer is a sought-after music industry professional who has worked with some of the top names in the entertainment industry, from Stevie Wonder to James Brown to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He is credited with helping to develop the extraordinary talents of the young musical phenom Annie Baltic, a fourteen year old veteran of the Broadway stage who cracked the Billboard Dance / Club charts with her infectious debut single, "Low Key." Along with Grammy nominated producer and re-mixer Mike Rizzo, Chris Young Producer positioned the musical theater veteran with her first release that ultimately reached the #23 position on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart.

"As a civically engaged, socially responsible entertainment executive, my business practices are ethical and efficient," says Chris Young Producer.

 The musical journey of Chris Young Producer began in upstate New York, where he was born in 1975. His unusual musical talent was noticed by the time he was three, and by the time he was five he was able to read musical notation with ease. He eventually began playing the trumpet and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where his peers included Josh Groban and Jewel. After graduation he toured as a trumpet player with such artists as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

An unfortunate development derailed his plans to continue with the trumpet. His embouchure was damaged during oral surgery in his early twenties. Embouchure, he says, refers to the facial muscles that are needed to play most wind instruments, and musicians spend years developing them.But that had him refocus his energies on songwriting and music producing and artist development, leading to such talent as Annie Baltic.


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