Spirit Dragon Institute – Authentic Traditions ~ Modern Teaching

Spirit Dragon Institute

Authentic Traditions ~ Modern Teaching

Online Lessons Since 2010

Backed By Over 20 Years of Teaching Experience


High Quality Step By Step Video Instruction in Authentic and Traditional Arts

Why Choose Spirit Dragon Institute?

Authentic Traditions

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 convienent way!

Experience

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.

Our Goal

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:

Kung Fu

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.

Qigong

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

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 rythems. We also study Inernal Alchemy.

Traditional Healing

Traditonal 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.

Why Practice?

We belive 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.


What Are Students Saying?

"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."

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COURSES WE OFFER


External Styles

  • Ng Ga Kuen
  • Splashing Hands
  • Shaolin Quan Fa

Internal Styles

  • Tai Chi
  • Xing Yi
  • Bagua

Internal Power

  • Nei Kung Set
  • Internal Power 1,2,3
  • Essential Neijia

Energy Training

  • Qigong
  • Taoist Meditation

Traditional Healing

  • Acupressure
  • Tui-Na
  • Energy Healing

LATEST ARTICLES


Qigong Healing

Facebook Twitter Google+ What can you expect from practicing Qigong Exercises? Many people are fascinated by the healing powers of Qigong. It seems the stuff of legend and if you search online, you can read about personal accounts of people who have used Qigong to overcome health challenges. From these personal accounts we know that […]


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The Essential Components for Effective Kung Fu

Facebook Twitter Google+ I was reading an article online the other day and there was a sentence that struck me. It said something like- there is a tendency to define martial arts on how they are unique or what sets them apart from other styles rather then how they are similar. This got me thinking, […]


Stretching and Flexibility in Kung Fu

Facebook Twitter Google+ There are many different ideas and approaches to stretching. In this article I will attempt to discuss several of them and also share some of my research on the subject of stretching. There are two main schools of thought on stretching- stretching is not necessary in and of itself stretching is vital […]


Qi Sensations in Qigong

Facebook Twitter Google+ When people practice Qigong, something that always is of interest is- “How do I feel my Qi?”. Because of popular media on the subject the consensus seems to be that Qi is the answer. We need to cultivate it, store it, circulate it, and it will give us power for the internal […]


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Shaolin Kung Fu An Overview

Facebook Twitter Google+   Shaolin Kung Fu. When you hear this, pictures might flash across your mind. You might imagine an old monk teaching a small boy in a remote temple, you might smile as you think about the old Shaw Brothers movies that you used to watch on TV, or you might think about […]


6 Tips For Improving Your Kung Fu Stances

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Secrets of Kung Fu – Nei Kung by Yuan ChuCai

Facebook Twitter Google+ Secrets of Kung Fu – By Yuan Chu Tsai Translation – 2004 – Franklin Fick a selection from the text (rough translation) Introduction Martial art of our country is divided into internal and external, light and hard, obvious and mysterious. When it’s mysterious, it’s considered internal, to train for this one uses […]


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Taiji Quan As Internal Cultivation

Facebook Twitter Google+ Taiji Quan is an art with Taoist origins. Like the Tao, Taiji Quan is hard to talk about because it encompasses so many different aspects. Taiji Quan can be described as a physical exercise, qi gong, a martial art, and a spiritual practice. The origin of Taiji Quan is very obscure but […]