Health and Exercise Physiology

  • Sara Gellhorn

Sara Gellhorn

Sara has been teaching Martial Arts at Ursinus College since 2016. She is a lifetime practitioner of Martial Arts. She began her training in the Martial Arts with Tae Kwon Do at the age of 8. After graduating from Columbia with a degree in Applied Physics she became an engineer, and concurrently began her studies in Chinese Martial Arts. Sara left engineering to teach and study Martial Arts full time. She has travelled across the country and abroad to study, compete, and judge. Sara has taught T’ai chi at Harcum College, and has presented for the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation as well as leading sessions on T’ai chi for stress reduction at Bryn Mawr College. She has been a Book and Media Reviewer for the Journal of Chinese Martial Arts. In addition to her duties at Ursinus Sara currently teaches ongoing T’ai chi classes in Exton, PA. She still attends seminars to further her own studies.


Degrees, Certifications, Awards

  • B.S. Applied Physics , Columbia University
  • Certified Instructor Chinese Martial Arts
  • Taste of China Level 1 Judge
  • 1997 Taste of China Women’s Push hands Grand Champion
  • 1998 Taste of China Women’s Push hands Grand Champion
  • 2000 Taste of China Forms Grand Champion.
  • 2000 USAWKF Women’s Internal Forms Grand Champion
  • 1st Degree Black-Belt Tae Kwon Do
  • 3rd Degree Black-Belt Kung Fu
  • 5th Degree Black-Belt Wushu Sanshou Dao Association
  • 5th Degree Black-Belt Internal Martial Arts


Martial Arts

T’ai Chi