A bit more about us
SIFU CHIK QADIR MASON
Master of Chinese Internal Arts
Sifu Chik Qadir Mason’s study of martial and internal arts spans six decades and two continents. He is a member of the Chinese Kuo Shu Worldwide Association, the Seven Star Praying Mantis Association, and the Adam Hsu US Wu Shu Association. The focus of Sifu’s own practice lies in Dao In, Chi Kung, Pa Kua Chang, Tai Chi Chuan, and Kung Fu. He is an O.M.D. (Oriental Medical Doctor), Reiki, and Lin Zi Jing Luo Chi Kung Therapy Master, and practices Tui- Na , and Thai Massage. He has done healing work at Temple Hospital, Mc Gee Rehabilitation, and Action Aids in Philadelphia. He currently teaches in and around the Philadelphia area, offers weekend workshops, and is available for lectures, and private sessions in the Internal Arts.
The history of Spirit Wind Society interweaves with Sifu’s own development as a life-long student and teacher. He has contributed to numerous dance and performing arts endeavours, is sought after for workshops and demonstrations, and has won countless awards in competition. He has studied under well known masters such as S.L. Martin, Lee Kam Wing and Master Ting Tze Pang of Hong Kong.
SIFU DYLAN KIRK
Head of Canadian Branch
Sifu Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional healing, martial and meditation practices. He is a senior disciple of Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash and Sifu, or lineage holder and teacher. He has studied, practised and taught classical Daoist martial, healing and meditation arts since 1998 and now runs the Toronto branch of Spiritwind Internal Arts. He received his diploma of TCM from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now Academic Dean and instructor. He has continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine degree and Masters of Acupuncture degree from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dylan is known for his ability to communicate the complex theories and practices of classical Daoist arts to broad audiences. With his foundation in the internal and martial arts of the Chinese tradition, he is able to reflect a depth of practice in Chinese medicine not often seen. He has quickly become known in the Toronto area as an excellent practitioner and teacher.