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  • " It is the spirit that is the real person. It is the spirit that has energy and a physical body, and not the body that has energy and a spirit. The spirit is “permanent”, whereas the energy and the physical body are constantly changing, although the change is usually invisible to the naked eye. "

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    Damian Kissey
    Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .
    www.shaolinwahnamsabah.com

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    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

      Originally posted by Damian Kissey View Post
      " It is the spirit that is the real person. It is the spirit that has energy and a physical body, and not the body that has energy and a spirit. The spirit is “permanent”, whereas the energy and the physical body are constantly changing, although the change is usually invisible to the naked eye. "
      Thank you dear Siheng for sharing another wonderful quote. :-)

      Please find below another inspiring quote from Sifu that I personally love:

      "From our perspective, the most important discovery is to transfer our chi kung and kungfu training to enrich our daily life. We do so purposefully and systematically, and I am very happy that we have been very successful.

      Previously I thought that the biggest group of people who wrote to thank me would be those whom I helped to cure from so-called incurable diseases. But this was not so. The biggest group of people, by a very big margin, who wrote to thank me were initially healthy. They thanked me for sharing our arts that enabled them to enrich their lives as well as the lives of other people." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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      With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

      Santi

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      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

        Please find below another inspiring quote from Sifu:

        "We in Shaolin Wahnam are grateful to our lineage of masters that we practice kungfu sparring.

        Oddly, we are criticized for practicing kungfu sparring! Some common criticisms are as follows:
        • Our kungfu sparring is not kungfu sparring; it is choreography.
        • Our sparring is not brutal or aggressive.
        • We have no fighting experience.
        • It cannot be used against other martial systems like Boxing or Wrestling.
        While we are not bothered by such criticisms, it is good to know them. They can, for instance, help us to examine our kungfu sparring from another perspective. Here are our brief answers to these criticisms.
        • Our sparring methodology is very comprehensive, ranging from pre-arranged one-step sparring to totally free sparring, including against multiple and armed opponents.
        • We are actually proud that we can be combat efficient without being brutal or aggressive.
        • Many of our Shaolin Wahnam members not only free spar with martial artists of different styles but also have real fighting experiences.
        • Our sparring has proven to be effective against other martial systems, including Boxing and Wrestling. (In fact we pay much importance to fighting Boxers and Kick-Boxers, not because of the above criticism but because today many people use Boxing and Kick-Boxing techniques in their fights.)
        It is also comforting to know that the above criticisms, though vocal, are only from a small minority. Many other people have written to thank us for sharing our sparring methodology — something that was quite unheard of in the past." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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        Santi

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        • Dear Siheng Santi,

          Thanks for sharing this latest quote from Sifu about our Kung Fu sparring. The very important principle of Safety First comes to mind

          With Shaolin Salute,
          Lee Wei Joo
          http://shaolinwahnammalaysia.com/

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          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

            Originally posted by LeeWeiJoo View Post
            Dear Siheng Santi,

            Thanks for sharing this latest quote from Sifu about our Kung Fu sparring. The very important principle of Safety First comes to mind

            With Shaolin Salute,
            Lee Wei Joo
            Thank you dear Sidai for your kind words. Much appreciated. :-) . I agree with you on the Safety First principle. It was a life-changing experience for me.

            Please find below another wonderful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

            "How would kungfu practitioners fight? Of course they fight using kungfu pattern! The answer is so logical that the question seems silly. It is like asking how would footballers play football, or how would pianists play the piano. Of course they perform using the techniques and skills they have practiced."

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            Santi

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            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

              Please find below another fantastic and inspiring quote from Sifu:

              "If we sincerely want to preserve these marvelous arts, we just have to reveal some secrets. Actually many of these secrets, which bring important results, are not secrets in the traditional sense. They were teaching points any student practicing genuine chi kung or kungfu in the past would know.

              For example, to be relaxed and focused, which is the most basic requirement in a chi kung state of mind, was what any student in the past would know and do when he practiced chi kung, otherwise he would not be practicing chi kung! But today chi kung has been so debased that most practitioners do not know this "secret".

              This "secret" is found in most chi kung instructions, but most practitioners merely read this instruction to be relaxed and focused without putting it into practice. This is one great "secret" that we highlight in our teaching and which we also share with the public. If chi kung practitioners, even though they may not learn from us, appreciate this "secret" and put it into their practice without changing any other things, they will enhance their result by at least three times." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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              Santi

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              • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                Please find below another wonderful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                "As Damian has rightly pointed out, “There is nothing glamorous about fighting.” We want to avoid fighting as best as possible, but if we have to fight, we shall fight well. We want to come out of combat unhurt.

                But that is not the purpose of many martial artists today. Many martial artists seem to enjoy fighting. They look for fights when they can and they get hurt, sometimes more than their opponents.

                Why do we train kungfu, any style of kungfu, if we do not want to fight? As I have often mentioned, kungfu training gives us many qualities important for our daily living, like quick reflexes, fast movements, calm disposition, mental clarity as well as good health, vitality and longevity, usually more than what chi kung can provide." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                Santi

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                • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                  Please find another wonderful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                  "It is also interesting to note that some critics feel offended seeing how relaxed we are when we spar! They question whether we have any fighting experience, not realizing that some of us have used our art not only in winning sparring competitions but in coming out safely in actual combat where deadly weapons were used and where the out-come could be serious injury or death.

                  Obviously, these critics do not know that the more proficient the kungfu practitioners are, the more relaxingly and elegantly they fight. Novices are tensed and agitated, whereas real masters are calm and relaxed -- in combat as well as in their daily lives." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                  With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                  Santi

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                  • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                    Please find below another lovely and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                    "According to science, butterflies are not supposed to fly because their wings are too flinsy to support their body weight. Yet butterflies can fly. Why? Because butterflies do not know science." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                    With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                    Santi

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                    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                      Please find below another quote from sifu that I personally find inspiring:

                      "In theory everyone can send blessings to anyone else, but in practice only very, very few people can do so.

                      In theory, the blessings can reach and benefit the one sent to, even when he is not aware of such blessings directed to him. In practice he may or may not receive the blessings and benefit depending on various factors, like how strong the sending is, and how close his heart is.

                      Sending blessings is good for the person sending them. The person receiving may or may not receive the blessings and benefit.

                      Often I do not send blessings to those who do not ask for them. It is because of ethics. I believe in free choice. It is a person's life, and he is free to live it the way he wants. It is not right of me to force the blessings upon him.

                      Secondly, it is a matter of speaking from the position of strength. If someone does not want the blessings, from the position of strength, we should not send the blessings to him.

                      However, this is different from sending blessings to all people in general, wishing them to have peace and happiness. Due to various factors that operate in the phenomenal world, like karmic forces, those who have done evil will not have peace and happiness despite other people sending blessings to them. Most other people will be peaceful and happy, due much to people sending blessings.

                      The two factors -- ethics and position of strength -- apply to sending chi, except that these two factors are stronger. I do not usually send chi to people who do not ask for it." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                      With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                      Santi

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                      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                        Please find below another quote from Sifu that I love:

                        "Having clear aims and objectives in our training is very important. We may not have this realization every time we train, but it is very important to have aims and objectives, especially at the beginning.

                        In our school we make a difference between aims and objectives. An aim is long term and is usually general, like having good health. An objective is short term and can be defined, like overcoming a particular illness.

                        It is precisely that many practitioners do not have aims and objectives that they have wasted much time, usually in matters of years. Worse, they sometimes have adverse effects. For example, many martial artists are unhealthy, and hurt themselves in free sparring.

                        Usually they are unaware of the aims and objectives why they practice their arts. For example, many so-called chi kung practitioners remain weak despite practicing their art for many years, and many continue to take medication on a routine basic." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                        With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                        Santi

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                        • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                          Please find below another quote from Sifu that I personally love:

                          "It is common among Western people to say, "I hope you are well" or "I hope you will be successful in your project". There is no doubt about the sincerity of the wishes, but it would be better for both the person doing the wishing as well as the person wished to say, "I know you are well" or "I know you will be successful".

                          In our school, "I hope you are well" or "I hope you will be successful in your project" are wishes to those who are sick and those who may not be successful in their projects. For other people, especially our Family members, we say "I know you are well" and "I know you will be successful". It is not for no good reasons that we call ourselves an elite school."

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                          With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                          Santi

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                          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                            Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                            "Understandably, different people will have different true natures and meanings of life. For me, and for many people in our school, the true nature of life is beauty, and the true meaning is to live life joyfully.

                            Every day is beautiful, and everyday is joyful." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                            With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                            Santi

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                            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                              Please find below another beautiful quote from Sifu:

                              "Smiling from your heart opens your heart. When your heart is open, you will be happy.

                              Why does smiling from the heart open the heart? It is the nature of things. It happens spontaneously, though not many people know it.

                              Here, we know something that has puzzled many philosophers and scientists for centuries. What makes people happy?

                              Irrespective of whether one is a pauper or a king, irrespective of whether he lives in a deserted island or a crowded city, when he smiles from the heart, his heart opens, and he will be happy.

                              Being happy differs from persons to persons. Many people will be happy when they have a lot of money. But if you give a lot of money to a child or a priest, he may not be happy. A child is happy when he plays with his toys, and a priest is happy when many people follow his religious teaching. They are happy because their heart opens. When you smile from the heart, your heart will naturally open." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                              With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                              Santi

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                              • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                                Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                                "Different people, understandably, will interpret “a meaningful life” differently. It refers to a life, or the time from birth to death, that is rewarding and happy to him. We may, for convenience, divide life into different periods, like childhood, adulthood, and old age. A life that is meaningful to a child may not be meaningful to an old person.

                                To a child a meaningful life is one that is protected with love and care. An orphan, for example, unless he lives in an orphanage with protection, love and care, is unlikely to find his life meaningful.

                                Life to an adult who is frequently concerned with poverty or depression is unlikely to find his life meaningful. Similarly, a neglected old person, especially when he is weak and sick, would not find much meaning in his life.

                                Irrespective of at what period a person may be, when he practices genuine high-level chi kung, he will find meaning in his life. As a child, when he excels in his (or her) studies and sports, he will find his childhood life meaningful. As an adult, when he practices genuine high-level chi kung, he will have mental clarity and a lot of energy to make his life comfortable. As an old person, genuine high-level chi kung will make him strong and healthy despite his age, and he will find joy in his daily activities, making life meaningful." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                                With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                                Santi

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