"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."
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
This holiday season, consider giving the gift of health! Available in $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500 amounts. Suitable for all classes including Shaolin Kung Fu, Shaolin Tai Chi, and Shaolin Qigong.
It may be used for classes in-person at our downtown Toronto school, including live Zoom classes (for Tai Chi and Qigong), as well as online subscription classes at LearnShaolin.com.
To make a purchase, login by clicking on 'Student' at the top and the... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Experience the life of a Shaolin Warrior!
The Shaolin Winter Retreat is a two-day program for adults to experience Shaolin Martial Zen, which is an immersion in the traditional Shaolin arts. It is held on Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24, 2023, from 9am to 5pm, at the downtown Toronto STQI school at 393 Dundas Street West, second floor.
Participants will learn how to develop Self-... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Participate with Master Dao in this Recorded Shaolin Chan Dao Meditation Workshop
The written blog about Wisdom for this workshop can be found here:
What is wisdom, and why is it important? Learn what the ancient Shaolin teachings have to say about it, and how we can renew our passion to actively pursue wisdom.
You can watch a recorded workshop session with Master Dao on this subject here:
What is ?
In the English dictionary, wisdom is generally defined as having good judgement about a particular idea or action. For example, one may qu... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, November 07, 2023
Your Shaolin Team Canada 2023 Champions!
Congratulations to Yan Jing for winning the Shaolin Taolu Champion of the competition, and to Michelle Zhao for winning the Shaolin Timed Event Champion of the competition!
Yan Jing won the title for placing 1st in Shaolin Hand Taolu Form, 1st in Shaolin Weapon Form, and 1st in Shaolin Tai Chi form.
Michelle Zhao won the title for placing 1st AND breaking the world records for ... [more]
Come support your athletes!
You’re invited to come watch our martial arts competition on Sunday, October 29th from 10am to 4pm.
There will be exciting taolu forms and timed event competitions all day long.
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas St W, Toronto ON M5T 2W6
(Bathurst and Dundas, Toronto)
Doors open to the public at 9:30am.
Opening ceremonies begin at 10am sharp.
A 2.5-minute summary of our 45-minute performance at the Chinatown BIA Festival on August 19, 2023. Featuring Master Dao and his wisdom on the importance of moving, and showcasing the students in performing kung fu, tai chi, and qigong.... [more]
Fall Term Begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Register online at www.stqitoronto.com.
The Fall is a popular time for new students to register and we expect to surpass our 175 base student target. To accommodate, we're adding new classes!
Top Student Attendance for the 2023 T2 Summer Term
Firstly, we would like congratulate the following students who reached the top 3 in attendance last term. We started a tradition last term... [more]
Have you ever strongly felt that you made some poor choices, said something, or did something, that you wish you did not? Every time you are faced with a similar situation, you feel regret and suffer internally.
In this session, we will explore the idea of regret, to better understand and accept the choices we have made, so that we can move forward peacefully.
What is Regret?
Regret is a negative feeling that results from something you d... [more]
Support and participation from students from the downtown Toronto school is especially needed.
The 2nd Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival has officially opened for registration! All students of STQI across Canada are encouraged to celebrate with us on October 29th, 2023.
The Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival is a celebration of Shaolin Spirit involving the students of Master Shi Guo Song’s STQI brand of traditional Shaoli... [more]
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