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Thank you so very much for this online program you have created. I have never done Shaolin training in my life (I've never tried Kung Fu or Qi Gong before), so I was nervous to learn online. But, recently I became curious about this kind of training and this ancient practice. I found your school through an online search and was so excited to see you had a full program all online. I am practicing in my 3rd week now and have found the setup of the online platform very straightforward, fun and motivating. In fact, my Shaolin lessons are now my favourite part of the day. Thank you for all the hard work you put into creating this platform. It is extremely well thought out and makes it a wonderful experience for a new student like myself.
Emituofo! This site is like a dream come true for me. It encourages me to develop self-discipline with the brilliant XP system. When I have questions on how to do something, now I can watch Shifu again and again until I figure it out. This has become an indispensable resource for my home training regimen. Emituofo *clasped hands*
While there's no substitute for attending classes physically at the school, this website provides the next best thing. I just tried the full class today and, believe me, it's as intense of a home workout as you can get. The best part is that you get instructional videos of Master Dao performing each of the moves. It's a reference I would frequently use to touch up my techniques. Highly recommended.
Just a quick note to say many thanks for making the meditation course something that can be accessed by past students and those who sign up for other online classes. I am getting a great deal of value from it and i've only just begun!
During this pandemic, I, as many others as well, have had my ups and downs. I had decided to use the time to learn something new and thus tried several online courses in martial arts. This program is by far the best I have come across and the only one I subscribed to. The experience-gain system helps me so much to keep motivated. The mandatory assessments force me to really take my lessons seriously. The step-by-step structure gives me all the tools to learn this beautiful martial art in an efficient way. Every evening after work I am already excited about my kung fu class. Thank you for this amazing course. I am looking forward to the more advanced classes.
I'm a keen practioner of Tai Chi and Qigong, when possible, I practice with masters from China, invited by our teachers here in Normandy, France. I wanted to enjoy intensive practice during my staycation. I was so intimated to register on-line! Well, the results went beyond my expectations. Thankfully to an excellent pedagogy and progression, I could achieve a lot more than I had contemplated. I have moved on the the next level now, and again the progression allows improvements in the posture, in the quality of the circulation of energy,in the relaxation of the muscles in coordination with the breath, and so much more ... The on-line courses, with a user-friendly website, permit to work at your own pace and this is absolutely wonderful. I'm looking forward the coming years to become a dedicated practioner!
During the pandemic, I was looking for a program to learn a new skill that would improve my physical fitness as well as my mental well being. I researched Qi Gong and Tai Chi and began practicing through online resources. I came upon Shifu Dao's online program one day in my search for a deeper curriculum on Shaolin Qi Gong and Tai Chi. I tried out the sample week available. I enjoyed it so much that I am now currently enrolled in both the Tai Chi and the Kung Fu program! Shifu Dao has created a wonderful platform for learning Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong as well as a free meditation course available to all students enrolled. The lessons are clear, precise, and very well structured. There is an XP system in place that unlocks new chapters and lessons once you achieve a certain number of points. This is a very excellent system in my opinion as it has kept me regimented in my training. The best part of the program is the assessment points where you post a video of yourself doing the forms and Shifu Dao critiques back on your progress with detailed feedback and points of improvement. I really feel that I'm being coached for improvement in my training as Shifu Dao guides you through each video lesson and each video feedback assessment. Thank you for sharing the knowledge and training of Shaolin to us!
I have tried meditation before, and this is the most comfortable I have ever felt meditating! Master Dao has a calming presence and creates a safe, respectful and sacred space for meditation. He uses straight-forward language, and sets simple ground rules to help guide the practice. His questions and discussion topics create rich material for reaching a clearer sense of self and a more peaceful mind.
These Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation Courses Have Been Refined Over 1,500 Years
Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kung Fu [少林功夫 - Shàolín Gōngfū] is the ultimate expression of the human body for physical and mental strength.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to build physical prowess and learn self-defence. Great for adults and children!
Your study plan is designed to gradually build up your foundation which includes flexibility, core strength, athleticism stance training, and basic self-defence techniques.
You'll start with the foundation taolu form called Five Stance Fist Form [五步拳 - Wǔbùquán].
As you progress you will learn more advanced application techniques as well as taolu hand forms, and eventually staff weaponry.
Shaolin Qigong [少林气功 - Shàolín Qìgōng] is the practice of energy awareness, cultivation, circulation, and development for a fruitful life.
This course is recommended for adults from 18+ years, and especially suitable for the elderly.
The sooner you learn qigong, the greater your energy potential!!
Your study plan begins with developing your qigong foundation which includes techniques for breathing, awareness, and relaxing.
You'll also lightly work on your flexibility and start with a foundation qigong form called the Eight Brocades [八段錦 - Bāduànjǐn].
In time, you'll learn more qigong forms and understand how each one benefits you.
Shaolin Tai Chi [少林太极 - Shàolín Tàijí] is the most robust expression of human energy for physical and mental health.
Shaolin Tai Chi (also known as Shaolin Gentle Fist Kung Fu) will enrich your spirit and promote vitality through breath and martial movement. Its soft and flowy movements are similar to many other forms of Tai Chi. The human body is designed to move and this class will enhance your blood and energy circulation.
This is one of the greatest secrets in martial arts - Shaolin's Gentle Fist has been around for over 500 years. The forms are easy to learn but difficult to master. Each movement and exercise technique has a martial self-defence application.
Your study plan begins with establishing your foundation for gentle and smooth movements, flexibility training, light stances, and relatively easy to do core workouts. You'll begin with a form called Eight Stance Gentle Fist Form [八步柔拳 - Bābùróuquán] and eventually progress to a super advanced form called Gentle Fist Form [柔拳 - Róuquán].
Shaolin Meditation [少林坐禪 - Shàolín Zuòchán] is the ultimate practice for peace in the heart and stillness of the mind.
The Start subscription for this course is PRACTICALLY FREE (we have a $1 charge to prevent bots). This is our tribute to our Shaolin heritage and an encouragement for people to practice Chan [禅 - Chán]. We encourage everyone to try it!
Your study plan begins with learning the 7 Step Sitting Meditation form and practicing in shorter sessions.
Your study plan includes learning about common pitfalls, trying different meditation postures, understanding your progress and goals, and developing the fortitude for longer meditation sessions.