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Our Team


Ethan Murchie

Founder of the Montreal Gongfu Research Center, Acupuncturist, Massage therapist

Ethan Murchie is the Founder of the Montreal Gongfu Research Center. He is an Acupuncturist and a Certified Massage therapist as well as a certified instructor of martial arts through the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. Ethan has been practicing taiji, xingyi and bagua for more than 30 years, has practiced Chinese medicine professionally for 26 years and has been a licensed acupuncturist for 23. Ethan was inspired on the path that led him to practice of gongfu and Chinese Medicine after suffering a life threatening spontaneous pneumothorax at the age of 14. He underwent a surgical intervention that most likely saved his life but left him debilitated. Searching for methods to regain full health led him first to Chinese gongfu and then to his teacher Vince Black who taught him not only xingyi and bagua but also Chinese osteopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Over the past six years Ethan has devoted himself to researching the classical roots of Chinese medicine. He lived in Taiwan for a year to learn mandarin and then developed a strong foundation in classical Chinese. He spends his time reading the classical texts, particularly the Huangdi Neijing, and developing ways to this beautiful worldview of ancient science to modern world challenges.


Jean-François Dupuis

Massage therapist in Tuina

Jean-François began his study of martial arts under Ethan Murchie in February of 2009 and immediately fell in love with the styles and traditions taught at the Montreal Gongfu Research Center. He has since dedicated his time to studying these arts diligently through research here in Montreal and through many study trips with Professor Vince Black, with our Chinese advisors, Liu Shuhang, Li Runxi and Li Cang, and with many of NATSTA’s instructors.


Bertrand Loranger


Since graduating from Collège de Rosemont in 2015, Bertrand’s acupuncture practice has revolved around three main pillars: Tuina massage, in the line of Vince Black, Kampo herbalism – the ``Chinese method`` according to the Japanese tradition – and acupuncture in the classical tradition of Jeffrey Yuen.


Josianne Isabel

Seminars & Communications

Josianne has been involved with the Montreal Gongfu Research Center for a few years now. She is in charge of organizing seminars for the Center, whether they are given in Montreal, elsewhere in Quebec or in the world. She is also responsible for the Center's special projects, partnerships and communications for seminars, special guests and continuing education.