STQI Downtown Toronto School
Your Journey to a Strong Mind and Body
Written by Master Dao on Saturday, December 24, 2022
What is New for the 2023 Winter Term
Winter Term Begins Monday, January 2, 2023.
This winter, we’ll continue to train and strengthen our body and mind. Training in kung fu, tai chi, or qigong will help support your vital organs and promote a healthy life. This term we especially emphasize the small intestine. See below for more about the Shaolin Medicine perspective on this organ and why it's important!
Key Events this Term
March Break Kung Fu Camp for Kids from 5 to 16 years of age
Register early to ensure your child gets in! This popular event is limited to 20 children. You can find more information and register here:
Learn how Shaolin Meditation and philosophy can help bring you peace. The next worldwide meditation workshop will be held on February 6, 2023, at 7pm EST. Always free and available in-person or virtually on Zoom. For more information and to register:
The Grading Exams are back! Usually held twice a year, students can get objective rating and feedback from qualified judges. There are 5 grading levels for qigong, tai chi, and kung fu (adults and kids). The exams will take place at the end of April (after the Winter Term is over). An announcement will be made in February with more information and how to register.
Sanda Fight Night
Entertaining exhibition Shaolin Sanda matches will be held during the last week of classes. These exciting matches showcase our students ability to demonstrate control, accuracy, speed, technique, and strength. All students are welcome to come watch the matches for free and cheer for all of our participants.
Shaolin Classes this Term
Shaolin Medicine Perspective on the Small Intestine
The small intestine is one of the vital organs of our body. If your small intestine is not functioning well, you can experience many symptoms such as lack of energy, getting sick easily, bloating, cramps, pain in the shoulders and arms, poor immune system, and undigested food in the stool.
On the other hand, understanding how your small intestine works, how it communicates to you through symptoms and other internal signals, and learning how to take care of it, will help boost your vitality, help you overcome pathogens more easily, and help you to make better lifestyle choices.
The Small Intestine belongs to the Fire Element and is about the invigoration of the spirit. It is responsible for the principal digestion of food and liquids into quality essence, which then enters the blood stream to be processed by the Spleen and Liver, providing fuel and energy throughout the body.
We must learn to understand the small intestine and make better lifestyle choices to support a fruitful and energetic life.