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!


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.


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 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.

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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


6 Tips For Improving Your Kung Fu Stances

The most important part of Kung Fu is the foundation and the stances. Ask any Master, they will agree. In this article you will learn 6 tips for improving your Kung Fu Stances. 1 – Foot Position is Key To have a correct stance, you must place your feet in the correct position. When the […]

Yuan Chucai Secrets of Kung Fu Plum Flower Poles

Secrets of Kung Fu – Nei Kung by Yuan ChuCai

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 Jing, Qi, and […]

Sifu Fick Yang style Taiji

Taiji Quan As Internal Cultivation

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 the benefits gained […]

Sifu Fick Yang style Taiji Snake Creeps Down

Taiji Breathing Techniques

When you first start practicing Taiji Quan your emphasis is on perfecting the form. Usually on the first day you are taught the basic Wuji posture and told all the requirements that you must fulfill to hold the posture correctly. Just standing still it feels awkward, uncomfortable, and some times overwhelming to get everything right. […]

Ng Ga Kuen Salute

Kung Fu Training Prohibitions

Anyone who’s been in the Chinese martial arts for a period of time will be familiar with some sort of training prohibitions. Some of these prohibitions make perfect sense like don’t exercise with a full stomach. But, other prohibitions seem very far-fetched and almost mystical. To the Western mind some of these don’t make any […]

Ng Ga Kuen Goddess Palm Form

Why are Kung Fu Stances Important?

Good Kung Fu comes from good stances. Stances are fundamental and important for all Kung Fu practitioners. Because stances are the first thing learned it is easy to try to move on to the next thing. The striking, throwing, kicking, and joint locking of Kung Fu is exciting. Correct stances provide the proper base for […]

Sifu Fick BaDuanJIn Qigong

Understanding Qigong

Qigong is a deep and very rewarding field of study. Qigong actually refers to a class of exercise originating in Ancient China. These exercises have been long regarded for their ability to offer practitioners good health and longevity. If you want to find out more about Qigong please keep reading. What is Qigong Qigong is […]

Taoist Meditation

What is Qi?

There is endless discussion about what Qi is. If you research on the internet you can become very confused, because it seems no two people will ever agree. On top of that their are people who even say that Qi doesn’t exist. The reality is that understanding Qi is not difficult. Just keep reading to […]

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