September 08, 2006

About Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

Sifu Wong Kiew Kit is the fourth generation successor from the famous Shaolin Monastery of China, and a grandmaster of Shaolin Kungfu and Chi Kung. He received the "Qigong Master of the Year" award at the Second World Congress on Qigong held in San Francisco in November 1997. He also holds an honours degree in humanities, and is one of very few kungfu and chi kung masters who speaks excellent English. His many books, including "The Art of Chi Kung", "The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu", and "The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan", have been highly acclaimed internationally. "The Art of Chi Kung" is a best-seller, reprinted three times within three years, and has been translated into multiple languages.

Sifu Wong, born in 1944, started his life-long training of the Shaolin arts in 1954 when he learned Shaolin Kungfu and lion dance from the famous Shaolin master, Sifu Lai Chin Wah, who was popularly known as Uncle Righteousness. Sifu Wong became his best disciple and helped Uncle Righteousness to teach kungfu. To further his kungfu training, Sifu Wong later learnt from Sifu Ho Fatt Nam, the third generation successor in a line of direct descent from the southern Shaolin Monastery, after its razing by the Manchurian army in China. Sifu Wong also learned Wuzu Kungfu from Sifu Chee Kim Thong, and Wing Choon Kungfu from Sifu Choe Hoong Choy, who were the patriarchs of their respective kungfu styles.

Sifu Wong has taught kungfu and chi kung for more than twenty five years, to more than twenty organizations. Regretting that many masters were withholding "secrets" of kungfu and chi kung with the result that these arts might lose their essence, he founded the Shaolin Wahnam School of kungfu and chi kung in 1982. With the aim of transmitting genuine Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Chi Kung and Shaolin philosophy, he named the school after the two teachers who had influenced him most: Sifu Lai Chin Wah and Sifu Ho Fatt Nam. Having won championships himself, Sifu Wong has trained many champions in kungfu (demonstrations as well as all styles sparring) and lion dance competitions, but he has always insisted that while Shaolin Kungfu is an exceedingly effective martial art, its greatness lies in enriching one's daily life and in its ability to cultivate spiritual development.

Sifu Wong is one of very few masters who have generously introduced the once-secret Shaolin Chi Kung to the public, and has helped literally hundreds of people to be relieved of their so-called "incurable" diseases like hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetics, migraine headaches, gastritis, gall stones, kidney failure, depression, anxiety and even cancer. Now he has devoted more time to writing and teaching overseas; having successfully taught in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, South America and Southeast Asia. He stresses the Shaolin philosophy of sharing goodness with all humanity, and is now dedicated to spreading the wonders and benefits of the Shaolin arts to others, irrespective of race, culture and religion.