"Shimo" DAWN OEHLER
My introduction to martial arts was in 1998 when I enrolled in a Yang style Tai Chi class.
In May of 2001, I began my Kung Fu training under 'Sifu' Tim Oehler in Melville, SK. Falling in love with Chinese Martial Arts, I have been training ever since. In 2008 I began leading classes as an Assistant Instructor and in January of 2011 was awarded with Instructor Level Certificate. I am proud to be a senior member of our school and thoroughly enjoy spending time with all the students on a regular basis. The family structure provides an excellent atmosphere for learning and operates well under the instruction of our Sifu.
I have been competing since 2003 and have enjoyed many Provincial, National and International level competitions as a competitor, judge and coach. Through these events and competitions, I have had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people, forming lasting friendships.
I am blessed to have had opportunities to train under the instruction of several Masters of Chinese Martial Arts which has added to my understanding and knowledge base. I acknowledge that my martial arts journey is that of a lifelong one. I am most interested in Northern styles and enjoy practicing Jian (straightsword). In addition to my regular curriculum training, I am currently studying Chen and Yang style Taiji and am beginning to study Taiji Meihua Tanglang Quan style Kung Fu.