Scott P. Phillips began training in 1977, under Bing Gong – a senior student of Kuo Lien-Ying, one of the first Chinese internal martial artists to teach in the United States. From Bing he learned Northern Shaolin, as well as yiquan and Yang style taijiiquan . Scott is also a long-time student of George Xu (Xu Guoming), with whom he studied Chen style taijiquan, liuhe xinyiquan, lanshouquan, and baguazhang. Scott was a member of Orthodox Daoism in America (ODA) where he studied religious Daoism for nine years with Liu Ming. He has also studied and performed in several world dance traditions, including the Congolese traditions taught by Malonga Casquelourd and the Kathak (Indian Classical) tradition of Chitresh Das. Scott has been teaching children and adults for twenty years, including five years at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and ten years with the San Francisco-based Performing Arts Workshop.