Master Sheldon Callahan


About Master Sheldon

Master Sheldon is a well known and respected Shaolin Master recognized by the Shaolin Temple with over 20 years of training and experience. At the young age of 16, Sheldon began this journey, which led to the healing wellness work of Qigong.  Sheldon was trained directly from Shaolin Monks and Martial Masters in both northern and southern styles of Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tai Chi as well as gymnastics.

Master Sheldon is Head Trainer of Shaolin Life, a program of Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies, where classes are held in Kung Fu, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation. 

Master Sheldon is also Exec. Dir. of Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies, a temple focused on spiritual and wellness studies, originally a Shaolin Buddhist Temple founded by monks from the Shaolin Monastery, for his forward-looking vision, understanding of the art and culture and many years of hard work and dedication. 

Master Sheldon’s teaching style is fun, accessible, and no-nonsense. He is relatable and explains the deeper concepts in the most simplistic ways while engaging the thought process. He approaches each movement with ease and flexibility while preserving its complexity to invoke thought and introspection.

Master Sheldon teaches weekly at Shaolin Life and has been a guest teacher at well-known venues such as Maui Qi Fest, Asian Cultural Center, Athletic Playground


Oakland Magazine
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King Kong Palm Episode 5
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King Kong Palm Episode 6 
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Speaking Engagements
Robert Half
UC Berkley Buddhist Psychology Department 
Chinese Medicine
1440 Multiversity
Athletic Playground
Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Taiji - Gordon Feng
Southern Shaolin - Richard Ow
Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong - Shaolin Monks 
Shaolin Disciple -  Master Marilyn Cooper
Blue Dragon Medical Qigong - Dr. George Love



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