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Sifu Franklin Fick Spirit Dragon Institute

Sifu Franklin Fick

Head Instructor Spirit Dragon Institute
25 Years of Teaching Experience
Masters Degree Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine



Master Gong and Franklin

Master Gong Zhong Xiang

Yang style Taiji, Xing Yi, Gong Ting Bagua, Wudang Qigong

Master Lin Miao Hua

Master Lin Miao Hua

Taiji, Xing Yi, Bagua, Weapons

Louie Se Ming and me

Master Louie Martinez

Five Family Southern Shaolin, Qigong, Energy Healing



McNeil 2

Master James McNiel

Xing Yi, Chen Taiji, Bagua, Iron Palm, Splashing Hands

Will and Me

Sifu Will Hart

Taiji, Energy Healing


Sensei Phillip Barrios




Main Teachers

1991-1992 Instructor Everett Charles St. Croix, USVI
Tae Kwon Do
1992-1995 Sensei Jerry Otto St. Croix USVI
Shorin-Ryu Karate, Some Five Animal Kung Fu
1992-2003 Sifu Will Hart St. Croix, USVI
Yang style Taiji Quan, Chen style Taiji Quan, Push Hands, Nei Kung, Qi Gong, Meditation, Energetic Healing and Physical Manipulation
1993-1995 Instructor Philip Barrios St. Croix, USVI
1995-1999 Sifu Tim Barbour Chestertown, MD
Tien Shan Pai (Northern Shaolin), Yang style Taiji Quan, Nei Kung, Push Hands, Free Fighting
1997-2004 Master James McNeil Rainbow, CA
Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, Chen style Taiji Quan, Splashing Hands Kung Fu, Acupressure Massage, Tui-Na, Qi Gong, Meditation
2002-2005 Master Gong Zhong Xiang Monterey Park, CA
Yang style Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Wu Dang Qi Gong, Internal Weapons, Gong Ting Bagua
1999-2005 Exchange with Training Partners and Friends Los Angeles, CA
Yang style Taiji Quan, Wu style Taiji Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, Sun style Taiji Quan, Hung Gar, Northern Shaolin, Push Hands, Nei Kung, Qi Gong, Meditation
1999-2005 Yo San University of TCM Marina Del Rey, CA
Qi Gong, Meditation, Tui-Na, Taoist Theory, Chen style Taiji Quan (in addition to a comprehensive curriculum of TCM theory and application)
2003-2005 Master Share K Lew and Juanita Lew San Diego, CA
Tao Dan Pai Nei Kung (through seminars and private lessons)
2005 – 2006 Sifu Louie Martinez Los Angeles, CA
Five Family Southern Shaolin, Qi Gong, Meditation, Energetic Healing
2008 – 2012 Sifu Yang YuSen Online
Gao style Bagua (Guang Hua Zhe Zong Tong Yi Pai)
2011 – 2012 Sifu Ross Mobley Online
Wu style Taiji Quan
2012 – 2014 Master Lin MiaoHua Tainan, Taiwan
Sun style 3 in 1 – Taiji, Bagua, Xingyi, Weapons
2014 – present Master Lu YuCheng Taipei, Taiwan
Gong Ting Bagua (Imperial Palace Bagua)
2016 – present Sifu Steve Perez Online
Advanced and Internal aspects of Ng Ga Kuen, Tai Chi Ruler, Iron Lohan style

Short Term Learning

2001 Ruben DeLeon South Gate, CA
Private Lessons: Splashing hands Kung Fu, Five Family Southern Shaolin
I think around
2001 or 2002
Master Paulie Zink Marina Del Rey, CA
Classes (location was in the Yo San University Building): Taoist Yoga, Aura Palm
2003 Master Daniel Wang Marina Del Rey, CA
Private Lessons: Yang style Small Frame
2005 Sifu Steve Grody Los Angeles, CA
Private Lessons: Tao Dan Pai Kung Fu
2005 Sifu Stu Charno Marina Del Rey, CA
Private Lessons: Shing Yi Qi Gong
2014 Paul Zaichik Online
Kinesiological Stretching – Easy Flexibility Certification Course
2015, 2016, 2017 Sifu Terry Dunn Online
Private Lessons: Tao Dan Pai Kung Fu
2017 Sifu Ivan Ang Taipei, Taiwan
Private Lessons: Sun style Bagua Sword



1993 Sifu Andrew Nugent-Head St. Croix, USVI
Daoist Qi Gong
1993 Master Tadashi Yamashita St. Croix, USVI
Shorin-Ryu Karate
1994 Master Fu Zhong Wen Baltimore, MD
Yang style Taiji Push Hands
1994 Aikido Summer Camp Colgate, NY
A week long training camp in upstate New York with the top Aikido teachers from around the world.
1994 Dr. Osvaldo Zarantonello St. Croix, USVI
2004 Dr. Stephen Chang Big Sur, CA
Taoist Internal Exercises and Taoist Theory
2004 Chao Li Chi San Diego, CA
Taoist Theory, Taiji Quan

Teaching Experience

1993-1995 Aikido Study Group
Group Leader/Instructor
St. Croix, USVI
Affiliated with the San Juan Aikikai and under Sensei Philip Barrios from Puerto Rico who would visit and teach every month. Duties included running weekly classes, supervising practice, teaching new material, getting students ready for testing in Puerto Rico.
1994-1995 Jerry Otto’s Karate Studio
Assistant Instructor
St. Croix USVI
Taught all of the children’s classes and helped run most of the adult classes.
1997-1999 Taiji and Wushu Club
Founder/Head Instructor
Washington College
Chestertown, MD
Founded club and also Head Instructor. Taught Yang style Taiji Quan and Xing Yi Quan.
1998-2000 Little Nine Heaven
Internal Kung Fu School
Assistant Instructor
Rainbow, CA
Assistant Instructor under Master James McNeil at the Little Nine Heaven Internal Kung Fu School and Retreat Center located in Rainbow California.
2000-2005 Shen Long Internal Kung Fu
Founder/Head Instructor
Long Beach, CA
Founded Shen Long Internal Kung Fu. Head instructor teaching Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang, Shaolin Kung Fu, Qi Gong, and Nei Kung.
2006 Shen Long Internal Kung Fu
Head Instructor
Tainan City, Taiwan
Taught private lessons.
2007 – 2012 Spirit Dragon Institute St. Croix, USVI
In 2007 Shen Long Internal Kung Fu changed its name to Spirit Dragon Institute to help realize a larger goal and purpose.

Classes at Canegeda Sports Center for the Department of Parks and Recreation, Classes at Beeston Hill Fitness Center, and Private Lessons.

2010 – Present Spirit Dragon Institute Online
Online Lessons and Private Video Lessons
2012 – Present Spirit Dragon Institute Taiwan
Private Lessons.