GRANDMASTER WONG KIEW KIT
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.
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.