Sifu ( teacher) Valerie, co-owner, teacher, administrator of Temple Knights Martial Arts Academy has been studying Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, Meditation, weapons and spiritual study since 1982. She graduated in 1987 with her Black Sash in Kung Fu and decided to concentrate on the study of the internal martial arts. Since then she teaches the children’s Kung Fu programs and specializes in Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, Meditation, Tai Chi Sword and Sabre. Over the years, Sifu Valerie has incorporated the Chinese Five Element Health System into her practice and teaches this in her group and private classes throughout Muskoka and beyond. She conducts corporate Health & Wellness seminars and Women’s Wellness Retreats and designs her programs to nourish mind, body and spirit in accordance with the seasons. She has seen many transformations in the lives of her students over the years. As VP and Co-owner of Temple Knights Productions, Sifu Valerie has also produced many instructional dvd’s, theatrical productions and is featured on several health and fitness DVD’s selling internationally.