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 Instructor

Rose is a lead instructor of Shaolin martial arts kung fu 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.

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.

Lipeng Wu

Dizi Chinese Bamboo Flute Teacher

Lipeng Wu is a young musician who actively contributes to the music scenes in Canada. Since he was seven, he has been studying dizi under the influence of Jinming Cai, a dizi virtuoso from Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2006, he got invited to join Nanjing University’s Chinese orchestra. With the orchestra, he played in many festivals and also participated in a culture-exchange tour to Japan and Korea. After moving to Canada in 2008, he has been frequently asked to perform at the Saskatoon Chinese New Year Gala as a dizi soloist. Bringing Chinese traditional music to the local communities and expanding the love for Chinese music became the goal in his music career. After settling in Toronto, he joined Toronto Chinese Orchestra where he found lots of people had shared the same goal as his. He regularly performs with TCO in annual concerts as well as playing dizi concertos. In 2010, he has been invited to join a Chinese-Western fusion instrumental band “Spire” where he performs regularly in many festivals and New Year galas. Lipeng currently teaches dizi both privately and at Yip’s Canada: Music Montessori School. He also conducts workshops for the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Asian Heritage Month and World Music Class at York University. His music demonstrates refined techniques and strong manifestation of expressions in the art of dizi playing.


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