Grandmaster Wong

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit is the fourth generation successor from the famous Shaolin Monastery of China, and a Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam International with centres in more than 35 countries, teaching chi kung and kungfu. 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 humanity, and is one of the very few masters who speaks excellent English.

His books, Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu (1981), The Art of Chi Kung (1993), The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu (1996), The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan (1996), Chi Kung for Health and Vitality (1997), The Complete Book of Zen (1998), and The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine (2002) 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 many languages.

Grandmaster 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, Grandmaster Lai Chin Wah, who was popularly known as Uncle Righteousness. Grandmaster Wong became his best disciple and helped Uncle Righteousness to teach kungfu. To further his kungfu training, Grandmaster Wong later learned from Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, the third generation successor directly descended from the southern Shaolin Monastery when it was burned by the Manchurian army in China. Grandmaster Wong also learned Wuzu Kungfu from Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong, regarded as the Living Treasure of the People's Republic of China, and from Grandmaster Choe Hoong Choy, the Patriarch of Choe Family Wing Choon Kungfu.

Grandmaster Wong has taught kungfu and chi kung for more than thirty five years to more than sixty thousand students in more than 35 countries. Regretting that many masters were withholding secrets of kungfu and chi kung with the result that these arts have lose their essence, in 1982 he founded the Shaolin Wahnam Institute of kungfu and chi kung, naming the school after his two teachers who had influenced him most, Grandmaster Lai Chin Wah and Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, with the aim of transmitting genuine Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Chi Kung and Shaolin philosophy. Having won championships himself, Grandmaster 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 our daily life and in spiritual development.


Shaolin Kungfu

Since 1987 Grandmaster Wong has spent more time teaching chi kung than kungfu, because he says that while kungfu serves as an interesting hobby, chi kung serves an urgent public need, particularly in overcoming degenerative and psychiatric illness. In 1988 he caused a huge public controversy when he made an incredible announcement: that it is possible to transmit chi (energy) over great distance to cure patients! In a public experiment conducted by an independent national newspaper in early 1989, he proved that distant chi transmission is possible. Later that year, he publicly demonstrated sending chi up to the sky to disperse clouds!

Grandmaster Wong is one of the few masters who have generously introduced the once secretive Shaolin Chi Kung to the public, and has helped literally thousands of people to be relieved of their so-called "incurable" diseases like hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetics, migraine, gastritis, gall stones, kidney failure, depression, anxiety and even cancer. Now he has devoted more time on writing and teaching overseas, having successfully taught in more than 35 countries in all the 6 continents. 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 more people irrespective of race, culture and religion.