MDA Ripon

Master Ding Academy (MDA) offers authentic, traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome at any of our clubs. To take part, no particular level of fitness is required.

We believe in developing a friendly, supportive learning environment in our classes and provide various social events and local workshops throughout the year. 

We also welcome opportunities to work with community or corporate groups on an ad-hoc or long-term basis.

All instructors listed on this website are certified to teach by the Master Ding Academy and must renew their registration annually. In addition, they are required, in a programme of continuous development, to improve their skills and understanding of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan through regular training with Master Ding.

MDA Harrogate provides authentic Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes in Harrogate and Ripon.

Contact Number: 07915 662 538



Ripon Cathedral Hall
High St Agnesgate
Ripon HG4  1QR
19:00 - 20:00 All levels Geoff Whittington


Starbeck Youth and Community Centre
High street, Starbeck
Harrogate HG2 7LH
18:30 - 19:30 All levels Geoff Whittington




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Geoff Whittington

Geoff started practising Tai Chi in 2006 under the guidance of Mike Watson under the Master Ding Academy and continued to be inspired by the cheerfully patient guidance of both Mike and Master Ding. He has trained in a variety of martial arts for over 40 years, currently doing Tai Chi for 10 years, 7 years as an instructor.
Geoff enjoys the practice and also the learning experience gained through teaching other people and seeing the way people change as they also experience the effects that Tai Chi can have on them.

t: 07915 662 538