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Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, December 22, 2020
You are excited to start Virtual Classes and you’re in need of some tech tips on your computer setup. This guide is for you! The Computer - desktop / laptop / television / tablet / projector / cellphone The first thing you will want to consider is what screen and computer you want to use. Certainly it will need to be compatible with the Virtual Meeting Software you want to use. Look up your software provider details to find out what k... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Saturday, December 19, 2020
300 pounds of crushing force on the fingers! Normally this would break your fingers but through hardwork and practice it pays off eventually. Master Shi Guo Song previously demonstrated this in a Discovery Channel program. Here, his student Tong Jiaolian is demonstrating that he too can do it! Mind you, he struggled with it initially and Master Shi Guo Song makes it look so effortless. We took this video when we had ... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Shaolin Tai Chi is also known as Shaolin Gentle Fist. It's been around since the 1500s and that's over 500 years! It's not well known like Chen Style Tai Chi so it was great to have Zoomer News cover our class and educate the public. Here we are having some fun demonstrating some of the self-defence techniques learned. For many students, Shaolin Tai Chi is really about a healing art with slow graceful movements that emphasize flexibility and core strength.... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Our STQI family of schools were featured on CBC's production titled 'CBC Masters of Our City Keepers of Ancient Culture'. Watch Master Shi Guo Song perform a traditional Shaolin Praying Mantis form and appreciate the speed, sharpness, and fluidity of his movements. He also talks about some philosophy and qigong and how he views traditional Shaolin going forward through his disciples. You also get to... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 14, 2020
Master Dao and Raphael were on live at CTV Your Morning on August 30, 2018. They wanted to follow his story as he prepared for the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival. Raphael came back from the tournament in China in November 2018, and did very well. He brought back 2 Gold Medals for Canada! Great job!... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 14, 2020
This segment aired on August 17, 2018 on CBC News. Many of our students were part of this feature as CBC interviewed our students on how they've been preparing for the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival and what they are looking forward to. ... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
This was the second performance of Baduanjin Eight Brocades that our students with Master Dao did at the Chinatown Festival but this time on the main stage. Here we are wearing different shirts showcasing the Shaolin Monk in a warrior pose and a meditation pose. We hope to inspire more people to practice our traditional version of Baduanjin.... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
Master Dao takes the opportunity to demonstrate a rare style of traditional Shaolin which we call Shaolin Tai Chi. It's more formally known as Shaolin Gentle Fist style. Here Master Dao performs Yun Quan, a Shaolin Tai Chi form that he created himself. It celebrates that soft and fluid nature of the cloud hands techniques and the ability of this style to accumulate qi and then use it to explode forcefully and powerfully. This was demonstratio... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
This was a performance that our students with Master Dao did on the 'Martial Arts Stage' during the Chinatown Festival. It was the first time we showcased the traditional Shaolin version of Baduanjin a.k.a. Eight Brocades. It's power lies in understand how each movement helps one in terms of health - by boosting circulatory systems, exercising the joints and organs, and by increasing the overall energy available in the body. ... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
Our adult students are putting 100% in their performance. All of them started their training late in their lives and many have no athletic background. It proves that one can enjoy Shaolin kung fu later in life and still become fit. ... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 21, 2020
This is a throw back to times around the early 1990s when Master Shi Guo Song was living at the Shaolin Temple. Back then there were only a handful of actual Shaolin Monks that did kung fu martial arts. Master Shi Guo Song was the Chief Warrior Coach and responsible for all the traditional Shaolin Kung Fu training at the temple. Here he is being interviewed by Discovery Channel and showing what traditional Shaolin kung fu ma... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Being on the Zone with Suki was seriously fun! In the first segment Raphael talks about his trip to the 12th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival and the results of the competition. Raphael then teaches Suki how to build a proper foundation for his legs with the Mabu horse stance! In the second second, we ramp it up and we teach Suki how to twirl the staff (cudgel) before trying the Windmill technique!... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
In this video, Master Dao demonstrates how he channels his inner qi (called subtle qi) to his head in order to lessen the blow of 3 stacked iron bars. You can see the level of mental focus required for this high risk demonstration. He makes it possible to break a three iron bars without any bruising or swelling. Hitting yourself with an iron bar is a lethal venture so don't ever try this yourself! It takes years of dedicated training and hour... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 14, 2020
One of the places we visited in 2014 was a school that still maintained some traditional forms of Shaolin. In fact, many of the teachers there were once students of Master Shi Guo Song and we got the opportunity to train with them. This school is close to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng city and is quite large with thousands of students. This is a short summary of our trip there including an incredible demonstration by their students.... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 14, 2020
Global News with Shaolin Team Canada We were once again very fortunate to have such interest in Shaolin kung fu martial arts in the Toronto media! Our school and students were featured in this segment and interviewed for their goals for the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival. This segment was aired on August 17, 2018.... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Sunday, December 13, 2020
After many months we have finally relaunched our STQI Toronto website which includes the Downtown Toronto School, Mississauga East, and Toronto East schools. What Did We Do and Why? We've unified our school websites and the store for student registrations, in-person classes, and online classes. We've also gotten rid of the old WordPress Content Management System. We felt it was too slow and not well designed for our purposes. The new site allows for greate... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
Our students perform an ancient traditional Shaolin taolu form called Rou Quan, or Gentle Fist. It's part of our Shaolin Tai Chi program (Shaolin Gentle Fist style) and a much more advanced form. It takes easily a year to learn the whole form, and that's just to get it to a basic level! Normally you learn this form after learn a couple of easier and shorter forms. This way you build up your foundation and techni... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
Don't underestimate the self-defence capability of these women! Here they demonstrate one of the forms they practice in class at the Chinatown Festival in 2019. They've learned that self-defence requires repetition, mental preparation and practice, and conditioning for a strong foundation. In time you can bet that these women will get even stronger!... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, December 16, 2019
This is a nice summary of our 1 hour performance at the Chinatown Festival, showcasing Master Dao along with his children and adult students. We were on the grand stage which was set up on Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas Street West. There is a sample of many different traditional forms of Kung Fu, Shaolin Tai Chi (a.k.a. Shaolin Gentle Fist), and Shaolin Baduanjin Qigong. ... [more]
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