"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."
Master Dao and a few of his students conducted a Shaolin Qigong workshop at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence this past week.
This benevolent and charitable program is part of the Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach (SLTO) program, an initiative to provide free Shaolin-related workshops to the elderly, poor, and weak.
These senior participants (and now students) are all over 90 years of age. Most were able to parti... [more]
Our high quality Shaolin Martial Zen T-Shirts are produced by Eagle View Impex. Their support has made it possible for our team to raise funds to further our agenda of providing Shaolin workshops to those in need. So thank you Fayyaz and team!!
A few words from our sponsor:
“Helping the needy and poor people is the responsibility of everyone who has the power to meet their basic needs. It is important to pro... [more]
We have new t-shirts for sale! It is part of our S.L.T.O. (Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach) fundraising initiative to provide Shaolin qigong, tai chi, and kung fu instruction to the elderly, weak, and poor. As we visit our beneficiary institutions, we'll be giving away these t-shirts to some of the participants as a reward for their participation.
This bamboo/cotton t-shirt has a luxurious and comfortable feel. In the front is our SLTO logo whi... [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]
It is very difficult to encapsulate a 1,500 year old culture in just 4 Chinese characters, but the Chinese language has a way of doing just that!
Embedded in the 4 Chinese characters of our logo are the characteristics that make our Shaolin culture so unique:
On the left column are the two characters: 少林 (Shàolín). In English we accept the word "Shaolin" to be the same. 少 means young. 林 means forest. So together, "Young Forest" is the name gi... [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]