STQI Downtown Toronto School

Toronto Team


Instructor Team

Our current instructor roster including assistants to senior instructors across all our Shaolin programs. Our school is substantially greater with their dedication and compassion for teaching and positively influencing the lives of many. From left: Amar, Sophie, Izab, Andrew, Daniel, Ro, Luka, Michelle, Steven, Bojan, Robert, and Sherry.

 

Shi Chang Dao

Chief Instructor

Shi Chang Dao (or Dao Shi) is a 35th generation traditional Shaolin disciple. For many years he has trained under the careful guidance of Master Shi Guo Song, a famous Shaolin Monk from China. Since 2011 Dao has opened a school in the downtown Toronto area and has had the priviledge to teach Shaolin philosophy and martial arts to thousands of people across various disciplines including Sitting Meditation, Ch’an Philosophy, Shaolin qi gong, Shaolin kung fu, Shaolin style sanda /Chinese boxing, and self defense. He has made several television guest appearances, most notably on CBC’s feature called Masters of the City, Keepers of an Ancient Culture. He continues to receive regular martial arts kung fu training from his Master today and is adept in various traditional hand forms including Tong Bei Quan, Xiao Hong Quan, Da Hong Quan, Qi Xing Quan, and Rou Quan. His favourite weapon is the Shaolin Cudgel (staff).

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Rosemary “Ro” Stehlik

Shaolin Kung Fu and Women’s Self Defence Instructor

Rose is a lead instructor of Shaolin martial arts kung fu and Women’s Self Defence at STQI Toronto. Her journey into the Shaolin arts began when she attended the Shaolin Warriors performance at the Sony Centre in 2012 where she met Dao Shi and subsequently joined his school. Since then she has been intensely training in Shaolin kung fu, gentle kung fu, and qi gong. She has performed regularly at various events around Toronto including Chinatown Festival and T&T Waterfront Nightmarket. In 2014 she joined the Shaolin Canada team and competed in the 10th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in China and was chosen among 2000 athletes to initiate the games in the opening ceremony.

Luka

Shaolin Kids Kung Fu Instructor

Luka has been with STQI Toronto for over 4 years and has trained under the mentorship of Dao Shi to become our most experienced children kung fu teachers. He has performed and competed in various events around the Toronto GTA including the Canadian National Traditional Kung Fu Championships, Chinatown Festival, and Chinese New Year BIA. He is a valuable member of our instructor team.

Daniel Theriault

Shaolin Qi Gong Instructor

Daniel has been practicing qi gong at STQI Toronto under the mentorship of Dao Shi for over 5 years. As one of the most senior and advanced qi gong students, he brings great ability, enthusiasm, and experience to our instructor team.

Steven Shapiro

Gentle Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor

Steven has been practicing Gentle Kung Fu and Shaolin Qi Gong at STQI Toronto under the mentorship of Dao Shi for over 4 years. He is also a practitioner and study of advanced Shaolin Qi Gong and Gentle Kung Fu techniques. He clearly demonstrates smoothness and qi gong application in Gentle Kung Fu. He has performed in numerous public events around Toronto including the Chinatown Festival, Chinese New Year BIA, and T&T Waterfront Nightmarket.

Andrew Cheng

Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor

Andrew has been with STQI since early 2015 and has is one of our greatest examples of strive and perseverance. In just a year he developed the skills to perform regularly with the STQI Toronto team and also qualified for the instructor program. His demonstrates great passion in passing on his teachings.

AmelyZhou

Er Hu Director and Teacher

Amely Zhou is a young Canadian musician trained in both Eastern and Western traditions. She began her music studies at an early age at the Shenzhen Arts School. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the school’s most outstanding music students. In 2007, after her immigration to Canada, she joined the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, where she is currently the orchestra’s bow-string section assistant principal. She regularly performs with the orchestra, helping to promote Chinese orchestral music in Canada. In 2010, she co-founded the Chinese-Western fusion instrumental band “Spire.” Utilizing both Eastern and Western musical elements, she arranges music for the band and performs with the band on a regular basis. In 2010, Amely achieved a First Award at the Kiwanis Music Festival for her erhu solo performance. Amely also won the 2013 York University Concerto Competition, and performed with the York University Symphony Orchestra as an erhu soloist.


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