About Shaolin Wahnam International
The Shaolin Wahnam International School is the source and foundation of the Shaolin Cosmos Arts being taught by our Shaolin Wahnam instructors in London.
We teach Shaolin Kung Fu, Wahnam Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chun) and Qigong (Chi Kung).
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History, Influences and Lineage of the past masters
The below except is from Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kits own website at Shaolin.org
The Lineage of Shaolin Wahnam
We in Shaolin Wahnam are very proud of our lineage which can be traced back directly to the two southern Shaolin Temples, as illustrated in the chart above.
Not many people realize that there were two southern Shaolin Temples, one in the City of Quanzhou, and the other on the Nine-Lotus Mountain, both located in Fujian Province of South China.
During the Ming Dynasty (14th to 17th century) a Ming emperor built a southern Shaolin Temple in the City of Quanzhou in Fujian Province as an imperial temple to replace the northern Shaolin Temple in Henan Province.
This temple was burnt by the Qing Army around 1850s led by the crown prince Yong Cheng with the help of Lama kungfu experts from Tibet.
The Venerable Chee Seen escaped and built a secret southern Shaolin Temple on the Nine-Lotus Mountain, also in Fujian Province. This temple was also soon burnt by the Qing Army, this time led by Pak Mei who was a classmate of Chee Seen in the southern Shaolin Temple in Quanzhou.
The northern Shaolin Temple on Song Shan or Song Mountain in Henan Province remained throughout the Qing Dynasty. In fact, the Chinese characters, “Shao Lin Si” which means “Shaolin Temple” at the Main Gate of the Temple were written by the Qing Emperor, Qian Long. This temple was burnt only in 1928, 17 years after the fall of the Qing Dynasty, by rival Chinese warlords. Its burning was by cannon fire and had nothing to do with kungfu.
Our Grandmaster, Sifu Wong Kiew Kit, learned from four sifus, or teachers. Grandmaster Wong’s first sifu was Sifu Lai Chin Wah, more widely known by his honorable nick-name as Uncle Righteousness. His second sifu was Sifu Chee Kim Thong, regarded as the living treasure of the People’s Republic of China during his time. Grandmaster Wong’s third sifu was Sifu Ho Fatt Nam, the third generation successor from the southern Shaolin Temple at Quanzhou. His fourth sifu was Sifu Choe Hoong Choy, the patriarch of Choe Family Wing Choon.
It was no co-incidence that all Grandmaster Wong’s sifus were patriarchs of their respective styles because Grandmaster Wong sought for the best available teachers. Our school, Wahnam, is named after Sifu Lai Chin Wah and Sifu Ho Fatt Nam as much of our instructional material came from them.
The Art of Qigong
Grandmasters Book – The Art of Chu Kung
A Comprehensive and Inspirational Guide to the Chinese Art of Developing Energy – Chi Kung
Widely recognized as an effective art for stress management and healing, Chi Kung is an extraordinary technique for developing a general fitness of the mind and body. In the Art of Chi Kung, fourth generation grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit explores the principles and philosophy of Chi Kung, explaining its beneficial effects, and then guides you through a series of exercises which you can learn from and practice at home.
- Chi Kung for health and longevity
- Stress management
- Vitality for sex and youthfulness
- Training of the mind for focus and creativity
This is the most comprehensive study of Chi Kung available and will prove invaluable if you are a beginner or already have some understanding of this ancient art.
A Quote from the Grandmaster
But the Buddha himself has made things very simple for us. He says that the essence of Buddhism consists of the following three practices:
- Avoid all evil.
- Do good.
- Cultivate the mind.
Following our Ten Shaolin Laws is an excellent, practical way to avoid evil and do good. Practicing the chi kung exercises you have learnt from me is an excellent way not just to cultivate chi but also to cultivate your mind.
— Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit