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Written by Master Dao on Friday, January 01, 2021

The 2021 T1 Winter Term Begins January 4, 2021 - Register for Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong, and Tai Chi today!

We're pleased to announce that the 2021 T1 Winter Term begins on Monday, January 4, 2021.

The term will run the usual 14 weeks of classes until April 18, 2021. There are 15 weeks during this time and includes a 1 week break from February 22 to 28.

Normally our classes are run in-person at our downtown Toronto school and our Mississauga locations. Since we are on a lockdown as of this article, we will be on our back Virtual Class schedule.

What's New for 2021 T1 Winter Term!

A lot of new and exciting improvements and content for this term! Below is a list of just some of these improvements and includes student resources and new learning content and for Shaolin Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Qigong.

Shaolin Daoyingong

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Addition of Shaolin Daoyingong exercises to our Shaolin Tai Chi and Qigong classes. These are ancient yoga-like poses, stretches, and exercises that have evolved over 1,000 years. They were found in a painting in the 1970s and carbon-dated back to 168 BC! Since then they have evolved in Shaolin to specific exercises that can be done standing, sitting, and kneeling.

New Yijinjing Movements and Variations

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Many new Yijinjing movement variations coming for our Shaolin Qigong Level 2 classes. The earliest documented book on Yijinjing is around 1,000 years old. Since Shaolin does not freely publish books, most of this knowledge must have been well before this time. It contains many photos and descriptions of poses that have no doubt also evolved from the famous Daoyintu painting from 168 BC.

Emphasis on the Lung Meridian

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With great uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we need to continue to advance our practice to strengthen our lungs in all our classes of Shaolin Tai Chi, Qigong, and Kung Fu.

We'll be looking into great detail on the Lung Meridian in our Shaolin Qigong Intermediate Forms class. Specifically we will learn to use qigong techniques to identify the Lung Meridian, diagnose it for problems, and move our energy through it to bolster and tame our qi. 

Beginners to Qigong may take this class but everyone is required to attend at least one Shaolin Qigong Foundation class per week.

New Shaolin Animal Spirit Taolu Form

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The spirit of animals is incorporated into many of our Shaolin exercises and taolu forms. For instance, in Wubuquan we use various animal hand postures including the snake and crane. In others we use the Tiger Palm.

This term students will be learning a New Shaolin Animal Spirit taolu form in our Shaolin Kung Fu Forms classes for kids and adults. It will give students more experience and fun with Mantis, Tiger, Leopard, and Monkey hand postures. Please note that in order to learn this you will need to first master the Gongbu Zibengong form.

Virtual Class Guide

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We've created a comprehensive Virtual Class Guide to help students with their Virtual Class setup. Covers topics such as webcam setup, computer setup, and training area setup.

You can access the Virtual Class Guide by going to our website here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.php/virtual-online-class-guide

Student Primer

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We've added a Student Primer guide to help students learn from their instructors. There are 3 videos that explain different sets of commands. You can use them to practice and make it easier and faster to learn!

You can access this primer by going to our website here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.php/student-primer

Discussion Forums

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Discussion Forums added for students which includes Instructor and Class Resources. You must a current student in order to gain access and you'll find it under the Student Resources menu item. 

Students now have access to a printable Shaolin Stances Chart through the forums.

We'll be adding a lot more content for Shaolin Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Qigong throughout the term!

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