Workshop General Info When: Sunday, March 5th from 7pm to 9pm Who: Open to the public, no experience necessary Fee: $25 Requirements: Bring your own boxing gloves, 10oz What Is Sanda Chinese Boxing? Sanda or Sanshou “unsanctioned fight” is... Read More »
You might be surprised to find out that effective self defence doesn’t require much physical training. Instead it requires mostly mental training – how to think about it and how to react. WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at... Read More »
This year we’ll be hosting the March Break Kung Fu camp for kids from March 13 to 17. Kids will be training 6.5 hours a day from 9am to 3:30pm for a total of 32.5 hours! There are options... Read More »
FUN & FITNESS – July 15 to 17 The Shaolin Retreat Weekend will be one of fun and fitness as participants will enjoy a kung fu program in nature that is catered to them. Choose from a variety of... Read More »
What: Shaolin Meditation & Ch’an Philosophy Workshop When: Sunday, June 12 from 6pm to 9pm Where: STQI Downtown Toronto School at 393 Dundas Street West, 2nd Floor, M5T 1G6 Fee: By Donation (pay what you can) Please register using... Read More »
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Shaolin Martial Arts Kung Fu Summer Day Camp will be held for a full week from August 8th to 12th (Monday to Friday) at our downtown school location. For more information... Read More »
We are organizing a field trip to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 at a movie theatre (TBA) in the downtown Toronto area! It will be lots of fun and will be an exclusive event for our students and their... Read More »
What: Kids Summer Kung Fu Martial Arts Camp Who: Children from 5 to 13 years old When: Monday to Friday, March 14 to 18, 9am to 3:30pm Where: Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute, 393 Dundas Street West, 2nd Floor, M5T... Read More »
What: Shaolin Meditation & Ch’an Philosophy Workshop When: Sunday, April 3rd from 6pm to 9pm Where: STQI Downtown Toronto School at 393 Dundas Street West, 2nd Floor, M5T 1G6 Fee: By Donation (pay what you can) Please register using... Read More »
What: Shaolin Meditation & Ch’an Philosophy Workshop When: Sunday, January 31st from 6pm to 9pm Where: STQI Downtown Toronto School at 393 Dundas Street West, 2nd Floor, M5T 1G6 Fee: By Donation (pay what you can) Please register using... Read More »
I have been a kung fu student of Shi Dao for just under one year now, at the downtown school. I joined because I was always interested in kung fu, and wanted to learn from an authentic Shaolin school and teacher. As I found out, this school is as authentic as you can get!
Dao is a 35th generation disciple of an actual Shaolin monk, and he is very knowledgeable about not only kung fu and qi gong, but also the philosophical, mental and spiritual sides of the Shaolin arts. At the school you will…
I started Martial Arts in Markham, Ontario with Master Shi-Guo Song. The first class was a clear Indication for me to embrace the nature of Kung Fu.
Later, In 2010 Dao Shi had started STQI In Chinatown, Downtown, Toronto. I have been with the school since then. It took me almost 1.5 years to adapt the practice of Chi-Gong and Kung Fu. I saw many positive personal results that has helped me overcome lot of fears and increase my emotional IQ. Classes are fun, productive with a flexible schedule…
Away from the city and daily concerns, Shaolin retreat was the only place where I was able to completely relax and evaluate my life while spending hours practicing meditation and Qi Gong with instructor Shi Chang Dao. My first retreat was a life changing experience and I don’t ever want to miss this opportunity again. There is no better chance to take a deep look within yourself and learn basics of Chan philosophy, Shaolin meditation, QiGong and even Kung Fu. I know now that I’ll be going to thi…
This summer was my second experience at the Shaolin Meditation Retreat in Warsaw caves. It was such an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life that immediately after, I was already in anticipation of the next retreat!
I initially went knowing nothing about Kung Fu, and very little about meditation, but I knew it was something I needed to incorporate into my busy and often stressful life. I felt a bit intimidated being there and knowing nothing but it was such a welcoming and comfortab…
My experience at the Warsaw Caves Meditation Retreat embodied my body , mind , spirit and emotion . A safe beautiful environment to nurture myself . Dao’s guidance and leadership during the meditation, Qi gong . and Kung Fu sessions have made a lasting impact on me. I am grateful . Looking forward to learning more about the Shaolin philosophy at the next retreat.
I’m not entirely sure where to start with what I like about the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute!
Location: Conveniently located downtown in Chinatown, those of us living downtown have access to a unique community focused on physical and mental health based on an ancient Chinese tradition infused with modern technology and gamification.
Activities: My boys 5 and 7 were drawn to the Kung Fu activities immediately on our trial day. The workout they got in the one and a half hour class result…
I was looking for a gym that can help me work out all parts of the body in a harmonious manner. I am not fat but I do have some kind of orange skin on my legs which I have found difficult to get rid of. After a year of training in Shaolin Kung Fu, I saw a significant improvement in my connective tissues and a rejuvenation of my legs. I am very happy with this and am continuing to train and sculpt my body today.
I have also been training in qi gong which has helped to detox my entire body as w…
For the past 6 months I have been a Shaolin Kung Fu student receiving training under the guidance of Shi Chang Dao. My reason for joining was to learn an ancient martial art form, something which as a child I have always wanted to do. It wasn’t until my late thirties that I finally took the step to sign up for Shaolin Kung Fu classes. Shi Chang Dao is an amazing and fantastic teacher; he is well disciplined in Shaolin and also fun to work with. At the school / temple children and adults learn …
I really enjoyed the meditation workshop. First of all, it was great to know that there is nothing that I have to do for three hours, and that I was just free to be silent and observe. The atmosphere, with dimmed lighting and incense, was conducive to a mood of relaxed alertness. There were three 20 minute meditation sessions, with instructor Dao discussing Ch’an philosophy between the sessions. It was painful for me to sit cross-legged (I don’t have good flexibility), and I had to tolerate …