Sifu Ali has focused on the study of Chinese Martial Arts for 20 years. He began teaching professionally in 1999. He is a third generation student of Master Yang Chengfu and did his study under the expert guidance of Sigung John Oliver Peel. He is a certifed instructor in 5 Animal Style Kung Fu as well as Tai Chi Chuan, Chi kung and Chinese Grappling (Chin- Na). His area of specialty is the cultivation of internal energy for martial and healing purposes, he is currently integrating into one system hard and soft approaches to movement, and is specializing in the study of the Martial Art of Tai Chi Chuan.
Wu Xing is a familly owned school, Sifu Siadatan and his wife Shellie wish to enrich the lives of their community members by providing a sanctuary in the heart of the city where like minded people can benefit from a wonderful lifestyle. Sifu Ali’s interest in story-telling led him to complete a Masters degree in French Literature at the University of Toronto. He is the president of Think Again Productions and the writer/director of the popular documentary UFOs Angels & Gods available at: www.thinkagainproductions.com He is currently working on an account of his spiritual journey.
I teach Tai Chi with a great deal of love and enthusiasm for both Tai Chi and the students of the art. I had the good fortune to stumble on a Tai Chi class 32 years ago, since then i have studied it steadily. My other passions are teaching people to listen to one another, and to listen to them myself as a psychotherapist. I like learning Kung Fu and gardening and just being outside. I know that there is no limit to what we can learn and how we can move.
Nicolas Van Burek has been training in martial arts since childhood. He started as a Judo student, moved on to Karate and finally settled on the Chinese martial arts, notably Kung Fu and Taijiquan. Nicolas has been a student of Sifu Ali Siadatan since 2000. He obtained his black belt at Wu Xing Martial Arts in 2009 and has been teaching classes at the school since 2008.Aside from training at Wu Xing, Nicolas has also studied with Sifu Curtis Kautzman in Regina and Laoshi Scott Rodell in the US and Canada. He also works as a fight director for theatre and a stunt performer for film, is an actor and a teacher in Canada and the US. Nicolas is proud to be a member of the Wu Xing staff and wishes to welcome new students to join our exciting and challenging classes. ”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit” Aristotle
Has been studying Chinese Healing and Martial Arts for the past 12 years, she has shown great talent. In 2011 she won 2 gold medals at the International Health Qigong competition in Vancouver where 25 countries participated. She is a certified women's self-defense specialist, a certified level I Wu Xing Qigong instructor and is working towards her 2nd level Brown Belt in Wu Xing Kung Fu. Adela currently leads classes in the Wu Xing Qi Gong.
Michelle (Shellie) Siadatan B.Sc., RMT, Lic.Ac. is the co-founder of WuXing Martial Arts. She teaches Traditional Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation as well as Specialty Workshops, Lectures and Teacher Trainings. Her deep passion is creating and developing curriculum using the theories of Chinese Medicine and the Animal Forms of Kung Fu. She also enjoys empowering Women by the use of the Samurai Sword. She has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2000 and Licensed Acupuncturist since 2004. She harmonizes each treatment with the needs of the individual and the energy of the season. Shellie is an innovator and creator.
Her latest development and partnership is WuXing YinYang TM. This is an Energy Medicine Workshop using original, seasonal, animal movements combined with therapeutic Yin Yoga.
From a management career in five star hotels in Europe and North America to the art of Tai Chi as a lifetime pursuit, there seems to be an insurmountable difference. However, Serge Cambou traded diplomas in Hotel Management, Sommellerie and English Language for the serenity, peace and inner strength that the study of Tai Chi brings to the serious practitioner. Student for 15 years of renowned Tai Chi Master Sigong John Oliver Peel, Serge has studied the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine under fame teachers such as Mary Wu and Quanfu Zhou.
I have always been enthusiastic about combat arts since I was a child. My journey began in 1982 in Olympic wrestling in Greece. I learned the value of hard work and the spirit of competing. I was introduced to traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu in Canada where I learned patience and the importance of speed and strategy. I later decided to explore the 5 animal styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, setting my heart on becoming a professional teacher. My passion for the martial arts has led me to further my training with Sifu Siadatan who introduced me to the world of Tai Chi Chuan. As a life long Christian I feel that my journey into the martial arts is one of the gifts that I have been given in life. I believe that through teaching I have been placed on the long path to mastery. I am honored to be able to share what I have learned with who ever wants to learn.
Has been studying Chinese Martial Arts since 2007, and has been teaching Martial Arts since 2017. Aside from teaching adult classes, Tammy is delighted to run the Dragon Warrior program for children ages 7-12. She is also certified as a level I Wu Xing Qigong instructor, and is a certified Stage Combat Instructor through Fight Directors Canada. Tammy is currently training in Tai Chi Chuan, as well, and is excited about this life-long journey as a martial artist.