Sifu Elizabeth Wilcock
Hi, My name is Elizabeth Wilcock and I’ve dedicated my life to the exploration of human potential and I support my others to do the same. I’m a 5th degree black belt in traditional Shaolin kung fu and the first female master instructor my martial art organization.
My journey into the healing art of qigong began with an eating disorder when I was 15. My competitiveness in national track along with personal challenges resulted in life-threatening bulimia and by the time I was 17, I was hospitalized. When I came out of the hospital, I was worse.
It was then that I became afraid of the power of this addiction and then took control of my own healing. My intention to heal led me to the practice of shamanism, martial arts and qigong and I experienced a full and complete healing.
After healing from bulimia, I vowed to find a way of “working out” that healed the body rather than breaking it down and also nourished the soul. This led me to the practice of Shaolin kung fu, which has the healing and spiritual art of qigong as its root.
Inside of the world of qigong I found healing, emotional peace and a deep connection to Spirit which has become my daily ritual that sets the world right. My passion for kung ku and qigong has resulted in earning:
Five Black Belts in Shaolin Kung Fu
- Black Belt in Emei Bagua
- Black Belt in Northern Shaolin Long Fist
- Black Belt in Southern Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu
- Black Belt in Hsing Yi
- Black Belt in Tai Chi
Certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor
Master Instructor of Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu
Master Instructor of Zen Wellness Medical Qigong
Master Instructor of Doh Yi Taoist Qigong
I was blessed to marry into a martial art lineage that has pure roots into the Shaolin and Taoist qigong lineages. I married a master and was hand-trained by him every day for 10 years. During this time, we owned and operated five Kung Fu and qigong centers, training thousands of black belts. In our schools, I shared blood, sweat and tears with my fellow black belts and then became their teacher, forging a deep heart and a strong will of the human spirit to reach our highest potential. I am proud to be a part of these warrior lineages dating back over 4,000 years.
Becoming a part of these ancient lineages and then becoming a lineage holder, has forged a code of conduct and brotherhood that is rare in these times. This is the true heart of qigong and I found a home in my passion for living and giving this art.
My journey to master instructor took almost 15 years of daily training. I had to overcome many personal obstacles to achieve this. I battled lethargy, depression, debilitating shyness, fear, anger, and pain. There were times on my journey that I wanted to quit due to personal struggles, death, divorce. All these challenges tested my spirit yet, by continuing to train regardless of circumstances, I forged an iron will to persevere.
Had I allowed any event to interfere with my training, I would not have achieved what I did. We say that becoming a Black Belt is less about what you know and more about who you become.
Radiant Light Qigong
A few years ago, I created what I call Radiant Light Qigong. After over a decade of classical training in Shaolin Kung Fu and Taoist qigong, I realized that the female body needs to be nourished by feminine energy that is missing in the mostly male-dominated traditions. Radiant Light Qigong infuses qigong with a feminine flow, power, sensuality and grace.
The Priestess Path
I also initiate women into their spiritual practice in a program called the Priestess Path. Women are waking up and feeling the call to embody the Divine Feminine, to stand in their power, and have deeply fulfilling life paths and relationships. See more here: https://priestess-path.com