Huntingdon Tai Chi
Dr. Philip Dunwoody has studied martial arts since 1996 and Tai Chi since 1998. He has studied Goju-Ryu Karate extensively as well as Yang style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). Because of his background in both external (the hard style of Goju Karate) and internal (the soft style of Tai Chi Chuan) martial arts, he has a well-rounded understanding of the movements and their varied martial applications. Tai Chi Chuan and Goju-Ryu Karate are both considered short-range martial arts because they emphasize sticking to, and controlling your opponent through joint locks, strikes, and takedowns. Both Goju and Taiji have a push-hands tradition.
He was given permission to teach Tai Chi Chuan in January of 2009 by Zong Yongze and became a branch of YMAA on 9/1/2012, after passing his second stripe test under Dr. Yang in July of 2012. He currently focuses on teaching the traditional Yang Taiji form and push hands as taught by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. He also teaches the Yang Taiji Saber and Fighting set. He attends regular YMAA seminars at both the YMAA international headquarters in Boston and the YMAA Retreat Center in California. He is pictured to the right of Dr. Yang in the photo at left.
He also teaches the popular 24 posture Yang style form which he learned from Zong Yongze while Zong Yongze was staying in Huntingdon, PA with his family. Zong Yongze’s teacher is Wang Hongquan (Chair of Beijing Tongzhou District Marshall Arts Association). He holds classes in downtown Huntingdon at the Goju-Ryu Karate Dojo.
Tuesdays, 5-6:15pm: Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications & Push Hands.
Thursdays, 5-5:30pm: FREE, open to the public, Tai Chi Qigong warm-up and stretch.
Thursdays, 5:30-6:15: Yang Tai Chi Chuan Long Form
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$40 per month or $10 drop-in, Full-time college students 1/2 price