"Hi! My name is Shi Chang Dao, or simply Master Dao.
I am the Chief Instructor of the downtown Toronto school and also run an online school at LearnShaolin.com.
I opened the school in the fall of 2011 under the guidance of my Shi Fu, Master Shi Guo Song.
He is an authentic Shaolin monk that still practices traditional Shaolin kung fu martial arts, qi gong, and chan."
"Many cultures have a structured lifestyle yet it does not teach us how to be strong physically or mentally from within as we experience life.
Healthy means being able to do what you want to now and when you are in your elderly years.
I am very grateful to be able to pass on his teachings to help others through martial arts kung fu, tai chi, qi gong, meditation, and philosophy."
"My school aspires to help people of any age, any ethnicity, and any religious background. By joining my school you are making the effort to dedicate time and resources for improving yourself."
Why We Need Instructors
The instructors (including assistant instructors) of STQI are a key component of the school's continued success as they represent the spirit of our traditional Shaolin culture.
Without instructors, we cannot grow and positively impact more people's lives.
We need more instructors and assistants for all our programs including Shaolin Kung Fu for Adults and Kids, Shaolin Tai Chi, and Shaolin Qigong.
Why You Will Wa... [more]
We've now opened our Ping Pong club to the public!
We're in need of many more members for our Ping Pong club. No experience needed and free coaching on some days when the coach is present.
As we expand, we'll be able organize tournaments and add more time slots for ping pong.
Why Play Ping Pong?
Ping Pong is great for aerobic exercise, general fitness and strength, and hand-eye coordination. And it's fun for all ages!
In additi... [more]
Congratulations to all the students that participated in the Shaolin Challenges in our last week of the winter term. In our Shaolin Spirit way of being, we recognized that winning and setting new records wasn't the most important thing. Being able to bring out your best to challenge yourself when you need to was really what it's all about.
Below are the OVERALL records as well as the WINTER records. Names that ar... [more]
Kaeti MacNeil has been taking qigong at STQI since last year and it's inspired her art.
Kaeti's art project is named 'Carasoul' and is now on display at 49 McCaul Street until Sunday.
Visiting hours are:
Friday, May 13, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 12pm to 5pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 12pm to 5pm
----An excerpt from her art project description:
Carasoul: a Portrait in Nth Dimensions is an animated surrealist 4K film. The film depict... [more]
Summer Term Begins Monday, May 9, 2022.
This summer, we’ll continue to train and strengthen our body and mind. We will also learn how to apply ancient Shaolin Medicine wisdom in our Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong classes to diagnose and improve the health of our large intestine.
The large intestine is one of the vital organs of our body. If your large intestine is not doing well, you can experience many symptoms such as bloating, se... [more]
This year we've extended our summer camps to include children up to 16 years of age.
We're pleased to announce that we will be hosting 3 weeks of kids day camp from August 15 to September 2. The week long camps are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.
Master Dao and his team of competent and dedicated instructors will ensure an engaging, fun, and challenging time for everyone. This year we are fo... [more]
The ideas of peace and happiness are important for a fruitful life. They are both closely related to mental health and often discussed together, yet these are two different ideas. One of the key goals of Shaolin Chan is to help people achieve peace and happiness. So let’s take a look at finding peace first - what does it mean and how can ancient wisdom and its lessons help us to achieve it?
What are Peace and Tranquility?
When people think abou... [more]
Master Dao will be conducting a free worldwide meditation workshop on April 11, Monday, from 7pm to 9pm EST (4pm to 6pm PST). Join us in in person at our downtown Toronto school location, or join us virtually through Zoom from anywhere in the world!
Past participants have voted for the topic "How to Achieve Peace and Happiness". Peace and happiness are important for... [more]
Thank you Toronto Chinatown BIA for hosting such a wonderful celebration for Chinese New Year!
Watch this video to learn more about Chinese culture and celebration of the Lunar New Year. Hear from many business owners in the Chinatown area.
Master Dao appears at the 37 minute mark along with a couple of his students, Steven and Diana. You can join them and try a mini Shaolin Tai Chi class!... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐! Wishing You Health and Vitality 身体健康!
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important times of the year for the Chinese people and culture. It is a time to visit family and friends, wishing each other health and prosperity.
2022 is the year of the TIGER with the element of water. If you are born in 1926, 138, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, you may be a tiger according to the Chines... [more]
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Kids Martial Arts Kung Fu Summer Camp August 15-19, 2022
Starts Monday, August 15, 2022 Ends Friday, August 19, 2022