I teach tai chi praying mantis style traditional Kung-Fu and Northern Shaolin Chin-Na. My training and teaching are well-rounded and are very personalized to each person and their goals. Whether you are interested in fitness, mind-body wellness, self-defense, kickboxing, hand-to-hand combat skills, or weapons, the training is catered to your needs and goals.
Michael is patient and knowledgeable, truly great to learn from.
I have had the great honour of training with Mike Lavian for a number of years from the Golden Harmony Kung-Fu Toronto branch. His knowledge, passion and dedication to Northern Shaolin and Tai Chi Praying Mantis Kung Fu and have helped him build an impressive arsenal of skills, in areas which include Qigong, Chin Na (grappling) and traditional weapons (such as the staff, knife and kali sticks). Moreover Mike's clarity, compassion, patience, empathy and good humour have made him an excellent role model and teacher. I would highly recommend pursing the opportunity to train with him.
Mike is a wonderful and talented instructor/ teacher. His patience, knowledge and passion for Martial Arts has made my experience as a student enjoyable Thank you Mike!
One-on-one, semi-private or group lessons in the park.
I hold a black sash under Grandmaster Rupert Harvey (my Sifu) with the Tai Mantis Association, Golden Harmony Kung-Fu, and Tai Shan Mantis Association. My Grandmaster is Rob Moses, and his teacher is Sifu Kam Yuen. I have studied with many great teachers including but not limited to Sifu Rick Wing of the Northern Shaolin successor of Wong Jack Man, Sifu Manuel Marquez, Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Tim, and Guro Freddie (JKD, Silat, and Kali at Dan Inosanto Academy), Guro Nanoy Gollano (Escrima), Sifu Ian Chow (Northern Legs Southern Fists), Sifu Phil (disciple of Sifu Enrico Chin), Sifu Dylan (Baguazhang), Sifu Matin (dirty boxing), Sifu Dao (crane style qigong), and Sifu Daisey Lee (Wu Ji system).
The best offer is a 5 class pass (private lessons - 60 minutes each) for $400.
or single private lessons for $85.
Other options for group and family training can be discussed.
I started teaching many years ago at the University of Toronto - Athletic Center. I continued to train students with the school of Golden Harmony Kung Fu Club/Golden Harmony Martial Arts & Wellness. I also taught a children's Kung-Fu program for the City of Markham in Toronto Canada. I have taught private lessons, and group lessons at the Ontario College of Traditional Medicine (Chinatown campus). I have taught private lessons in California. Now I am located in Austin, offering private lessons and semi-private lessons mostly.
I have worked with women designing and offering programs for women's self-defense. I have worked with students, adults of all ages, and children.