WE OFFER INSTRUCTION IN:
- Northern Shaolin
- Southern Shaolin
- Ng Ga Kuen
- Splashing Hands
- Yang style Tai Chi
- Chen style Tai Chi
- Wu style Tai Chi
- Xing Yi
- Health Qigong
- Internal Power
- Tai Chi Ruler
- Taoist Internal Cultivation
- Acupressure Massage
- Energy Healing
High Quality Step By Step Video Instruction
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Why Choose Our Online Courses?
We offer teachings from authentic and traditional lineages. We have been offering Online Lessons since 2010 and we have many happy students from all around the world!
Sifu Franklin Fick
Sifu Fick has spend his entire life studying, training, and teaching traditional Chinese Kung Fu. His journey has taken him around the world, with over a decade spent living in Asia. In addition to martial arts, as a teenager his teachers also introduced him to Qigong and Energy Healing. And, he went on to earn a degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He has studied with some very distinguished teachers. Some have been direct linage holders, Taoist priests, and inheritors of rare and closed door material. Because of his hard work and sincerity, his teachers accepted him and taught him thoroughly. The knowledge that he has gained over the years is both rare and precious.
Over the years he has seen what happens when his own teachers have retired or passed on. Usually the transmission of knowledge to future generations becomes broken. In his own experience teaching since 1993, most students, even when interested in studying an art, are limited by geography and time (fitting lessons into their busy schedule).
He saw the internet as a tool to help overcome these obstacles and started teaching online classes in 2010. The goal was to use modern technology to help preserve and pass on these precious arts so that future generations may continue to study and benefit from them. Over the years the school has evolved and changed to better meet these goals. Today we can say that we are very proud of what we have accomplished and invite anyone who is interested to join and take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn.
Learn Authentic Chinese Arts
We represent many traditional and unbroken lines ofTraditional Arts. You don't need to seek out a teacher or travel halfway around the world. Becoming part of our family means you are part of these authentic and traditional lines of knowledge!
Join Our Global Community
Since starting to offer online classes in Traditional ChineseKung Fu in 2010, students have joined and learned from all over the world. Join a true global community of Kung Fu practitioners. Interact with fellow students through our student forums.
Save Significant Money
Online lessons save you money. To attend a local school or travel to take seminars can cost a lot of money (hundreds and hundreds of dollars) With online lessons you have all the learning material at your fingertips for a fraction of the cost and You can learn at anytime- no waiting for a class to start and no wasted time commuting!
Study From Anywhere
You can login and study at any time and from anywhere. You arenot limited by class time, distance, or commute. If you have an internet connection, then you can study. Take lessons according to your schedule. Review old lessons or learn some thing new!
With your online training you get:
Detailed Video Instruction
- Watch And Learn At Any Time
- Review Lessons As Many Times As You Want
- Learn At Your Own Pace
- Ask Questions
- Get Feedback
- Interact With Other Students
Authentic Direct Transmission of Traditional Arts
Our Online Lessons allow you to learn Authentic Traditions without moving half way around the world or breaking your bank account to travel and take seminars. You can develop a close long term relationship with a traditional teacher and learn authentic material in a modern and convenient way!
We Have Been Offering Online Lessons Since 2010!
A lot of people are offering online lessons now. But do they really know what they are doing? Do you really want to waste your money and time to find out? You can rest assured that at Spirit Dragon Institute we have been doing this for a long time and we know what we are doing.
"All the knowledge shared here is impressive!"
"Your presence comes through so beautifully on the videos... "
"The instruction videos are good. It is almost as good as when I had classes with you in person."
Our goal in creating this website is to provide an on-line resource for people interested in enriching their lives through Traditional Chinese practices such as:
We offer instruction in both Internal and External styles of Traditional Chinese Kung Fu. Our courses include several styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, and Bagua Zhang. Become part of a traditional lineage, improve your fitness, and learn self defense.
We offer instruction in many different styles of Qigong. Benfits of practicing Qigong include fitness and vibrant health, coordination, relaxation, and general well being. Explore our Qigong styles to see what is right for you.
Taoism is a very broad subject and can entail many diverse studies. We are most interested in a practical sort of Taoism. We study texts and taoist symbols to better understand the natural word and how we can best live in harmony with natural rhythms. We also study Internal Alchemy.
Traditional Healing modalities include the study of Acupressure Massage, Tui-Na, and Energy Healing. These arts when practiced can be used to benefit the health and well being of yourself and those around you. The benefits of this are many and when taught along side the martial arts they include being able to take care of small injuries that may occur through training, speed up recovery time, increased knowledge of how the body works, and much more. Masters of Traditional Martial Arts were often also famous for their healing skills.
We believe that training should be used to cultivate and transform the body and mind. If we were only concerned about the long history of the arts we practice the subject would be very interesting but we are after much more. The experiences and methods of cultivation and practice have been past down for us to practice, benefit from, and pass on to the next generation.
The Chinese view the body as a complex interconnected organism that has the capability to evolve. The body is not just composed of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood but also energy pathways, energy reservoirs, and spirit. The methods used to cultivate and change the body work from the most gross and physical level and proceed to the more subtle and immaterial. The process can be compared to building a house. The most important part is the foundation. This is what supports all further components and work. A strong foundation is built in the physical level by strengthening the body, opening the joints, relaxing tension, improving alignment, and freeing energy blockages. These are not goals that can be achieved but instead are refinements that are made through continual practice over time. As the body is refined the health naturally improves. Further cultivation brings about unity of the body, mind, and spirit.
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