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Traditional Chinese martial arts instruction in Vancouver since 1987

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SYL Annual BanquetIt's another year. Party time again! Please join us for an evening of exciting performances, yummy food and other activities.
Location: Floata Seafood Restaurant 400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver
Date and Time: January 26th. 6-10pm
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, please email
Upcoming 42 Taiji Sword - Beginner Sword classThe 42 Taiji Sword is a standarized Taiji sword routine that was compiled in 1989. It is based on the Yang style Taijiquan, but also includes moves and components from the other major style such as Chen, Wu and Sun styles of Taijiquan. It is a popular form for personal health benefits as well as for competition

Class starts on Feb 5th, 2019, every Tuesday, 6-7pm.
Upcoming Wuji Xiao Yao System ClassOne year has passed. This class is now available for registration again. This is a one-year training class. Training includes Dapeng Qigong, Body Conditioning, Xiao Yao Style form and Wuji Form Part 1.

Class starts on March 5th, 2019, every Tue 7-8:15pm.
Upcoming Water Style classLiu He Ba Fa (Water Style) is one of the major internal style martial arts. It originally passed down from generation to generation only to a handful of gifted and chosen students with exemplary courage and moral character. Liu He Ba Fa literally means Six Harmonies and Eight Principles. It utilizes the power of Xingyi as its center, utilizes the stepping patterns of Bagua for its turning and spinning, and utilizes the neutralizing power of Taiji for its variations. Its movements are sometimes high, sometimes low, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. These movements resemble that of floating clouds, and flowing water that is sometimes calm, sometimes surging. Therefore, it is also known as Water Style.

Class starts on Nov 10th, Sat, 3-4pm
Upcoming Traditional Yang Style Taiji- BeginnerYang style Taiji is one of the most popular and widely practised style in the world today. It's known for its soft and graceful movements. The form is practiced most often for its calming meditational and health benefit purpose.

Class starts on Jan 05th, 2019, every Saturday 3-4pm.
Upcoming New Qigong ClassQigong most often refers to the art and science of using breath, posture, movement, and/or sound to cleanse, refine, accumulate and circulate Qi in the body.Through the cultivation and regulation of body, mind, breathing, and vocalization, our resistance to disease, adaptability to the external environment, and immunity to pathogenic influences is strengthened. With a strong immune system, diseases are prevented, creating a state of super health, vitality, and youthfulness for the practitioner.
Qigong class will be covering varies types of Qigong such us Health Maintenance, Daoist and Buddhist Qigong

Sat Health Qigong class starts on Jan 12th, 2019, Sat, 2-3pm
Fri Health Qigong class, Dec 14th, 2018, 10 registrants to start, Fri, 4:30-5:30pm
Thur Beginner One-Year Daoist Qigong starts on Feb 14th, 2019, 5-6pm
Fri Advance One-Year Daoist Qigong starts on Feb 15th, 2019, Fri 5:30-6:30pm

Friday Daoist Qigong is a ONE-YEAR Daoist Qigong class starts when minimum number of registrants of 30 is met. The Daoist Qigong Cultivation Class mainly revolves around the Cultivation of Traditional Internal Elixir(内丹) and the Double Cultivation of Body and Spirit (性命双修).The class begins with an introduction of several breathing techniques with a goal of building and strengthening Qi in the Dantian and to prepare one for Cosmic Circulation(周天循环 ). Then it moves to the Cultivation of Spirit (性功修炼)which includes methods such as “Golden Light”, “Gathering Light”, “Big Dipper”, “Initiating the Spirit”, “Gather Together the Five Elements”(攒簇五行)、“Harmonizing Four Phases”(合和四象) “Regulating the Spirit Light”, “Nurturing the Original Spirit”, “Letting Out the Original Spirit”, “Returning of the Original Spirit”, etc. “Cultivation of the Physical Body” that will be introduced in class including methods such as “Reflect Back of the Spirit on Dantian”, “Embryonic Breathing”, “Gathering Herbs (obtains internal essence)”, etc. These are methods that aim to train oneself moving out of the form and into the formless(出有入無). The for mentioned methods are merely a small part of of the essence of “Daoist Qigong Cultivation” which has had a history of thousands of years, and they serve to help one obtain Pre-Heaven Essence, strengthen the body, maintain health, regain youth and ultimately build a strong foundation for yet higher level cultivations.