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. He currently focuses on teaching the traditional Yang Taiji long form, push hands, saber and sword as taught by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. He attends regular YMAA seminars at 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: Taijiquan Kung Fu & 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
Scheduled Saturdays: Tai Chi Saber & Sword
$40 per month or $10 drop-in,
Full-time college students 1/2 price