Shi Chang Dao, President
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 Bi Quan, Xiao Hong Quan, Da Hong Quan, Qi Xing Quan, and Rou Quan. His favourite weapon is the Shaolin Cudgel (staff).
Rosemary Stehlik, Vice President
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.
Steven Shapiro, Treasurer
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, Secretary
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. He demonstrates great passion in passing on his teachings.