Sifu George Picard
Karate | Kobudo | Qigong / Tai Chi | Iaido | Author | Public Speaker
George Picard started his martial arts journey in 1971 with Okinawan Go Ju Karate and currently holds a 7th degree Black belt and title of Shihan. In 2001 he was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was inducted into the World Congress of Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2002. Sifu Picard produced three Martial Arts stage shows "Arts of the Ancient East" with Proceeds to Local charity's.
Sifu Picard started teaching Taiji and QiGong back in 1995 in Toronto Ontario Canada. In 2001 Sifu Picard met Grand Master Helen Wu where he was accepted as a private Student in the Wu Yi Jie He family system of Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts. Now, as 4th Generation holder of this linage, his focus is helping people heal their Heath issues through the "24 Posture Therapeutic QiGong" developed by master Wu's Grandfather Great Grand Master Dr. Wang Zi Ping. He currently has hundreds of certified QiGong instructors in Canada the United States and Europe.
Sifu Picard has also been teaching this system to individuals with cancer over the last 17 years with "significant" results. A number of these individuals have appeared in the upcoming Documentary "Cultivating Life Energy - QiGong in Cancer Care." He is also part of an international expert panel of researchers and QiGong masters who teach QiGong to cancer patients. He is an author, speaker and has produced a series of DVDs including "Recovery QiGong for individuals with Cancer." George has co-authored to published papers in medical journals and has presented Qigong in cancer care to the Society of Integrative Oncology, November 2017.