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  • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

    Please find below another quote that I love from Sifu:

    "You should be totally relaxed. The more tension you have, the less benefits you will get." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Familly,

      Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

      "Tai Chi Chuan has a very rich body of theory, which touches on various aspects of the art and is frequently recorded in poetic language. This embodiment of theoretical knowledge not only summarises effective techniques of fighting and force training, many of its principles can be applied to daily living. One good example is the following four-fold principle in force training: differentiate the real and the apparent, regulate breathing, use mind rather than brute strength, be calm and relaxed in your action.

      Even a brief explanation of this principle can reveal the depth of Tai Chi Chuan theory. In most other martial arts, force training is simplistic and mechanical. If a practitioner of these arts wishes to increase his or her punching power or stamina, for example, it usually requires nothing much more than punching sandbags and skipping over a rope. In Tai Chi Chuan force training, however, punching sandbags, skipping and running are discouraged because not only are these methods crude, they actually diminish the fighting ability of the Tai Chi Chuan exponent. These crude methods give an apparent, not a real, improvement in punching power and stamina.

      Punching sandbags hardens the fist, which is quite different from increasing power. A hardened fist covered with calluses may lessen the pain you feel when you smash your fist against a brick, but it does not necessarily increase your power. Any increase in power is not the result of your fist’s repeated contact with the sandbags, but of the action of your repeated punching. Hence, if you just punch into the air repeatedly, instead of into a sandbag (which actually discourages you from punching hard, as it causes you pain), the increase in your punching power will be greater and faster." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

        Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

        "It is simple to be respectful to one's teacher. Just be respectful to the teacher. It is our first Shaolin Law. It comes from the heart, not from the mind.

        But it is not easy, though it is simple. Many people are disrespectful to their teachers, their parents and the elders.

        Some people even call their parents and teachers by names! A person's father should be called "Papa" or "Dad", and his kungfu or chi kung teacher "Sifu". He may one day be wiser than his father, or more skillful than his teacher, which indeed is the aim of a good parent or a good teacher, but that does not mean he can be disrespectful." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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        Santi

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        • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

          Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

          "While cleanliness is a virtue, you should not be obsessed with it. You know this fact but despite your knowing, you are still obsessed with cleanliness. Actually your real problem lies not with cleanliness, but with a lack of confidence. Being obsessed with cleanliness is an attempt to cover for your lack of confidence. If not for this obsession, you would be obsessed with something else, such as repeatedly checking your windows to see if they are locked, or repeatedly looking at your watch to see the time.

          Here is a helpful strategy you can use to overcome both your problem (lack of confidence) as well as its symptom (obsession with cleanliness). Whenever you wish to wash your hands or any of your dirty possessions, first stand or sit upright and take three deep but gentle breaths.

          As you breathe in, think of good cosmic energy filling up your whole being. If you are religious, think of the strength of God, or the Buddha, or a Bodhisattva, or a Deity of your religion, flowing into you and making you strong. Then wash your hands or your possessions thoroughly but fast.

          As you dry your hands or possessions, take another three deep but gentle breaths drinking in cosmic energy or the strength of the Supreme Being, and at the same time tell yourself that you have successfully accomplished your task (in this case, washing your hands or possessions clean).

          Every morning and evening or night, do the following simple but effective chi kung exercise. Stand upright and be relaxed. Take three deep but gentle breaths, drinking in cosmic energy or the strength of the Supreme Being. Then rub your palms together to warm them. Place your warm palms behind your back over your kidneys. Repeat the palm rubbing and kidneys warming about ten times. Your mouth should be gently open as your rub your palms and warm your kidneys.

          You should not worry unnecessarily whether you are doing the exercise exactly right. So long as you follow the instructions respectfully, but not with any trepidation, you will derive benefits. In Chinese medical philosophy, a strong kidney system will give you confidence, and this exercise strengthens your kidneys." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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          Santi

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          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

            Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

            "When one realizes that being relaxed and focussed (at the same time) is only the starting point of any Shaolin training, he will understand how advanced the genuine Shaolin arts are concerning mind. Yet, to be able to relax or to be focussed for even a short period of time is difficult for many people in the West.

            You are right. Many people in the West, including Eastern people educated in Western culture, are stressful. To make matter worse, they have become stressful so frequently that it has become a habit. To many people in the West, to be stress-free is a luxury, forgetting that it is actually a natural state. In other words, if you do nothing, you will naturally be stress-free. One becomes stressful only when he tenses himself — physically, emotionally or mentally.

            Being stressful and lacking spiritual training are the two most important, and related, causes of psychological disorders in the West today. I would like to clarify that spiritual training is training of the spirit, which is also called the mind, consciousness or psyche. It is non-religious, although it makes a religious person more devoted to his own religion because it confirms from direct experience the teachings of his religion." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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            Santi

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            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

              Please find below another wonderful quote from Sifu:

              "In our Shaolin Wahnam School, right from the beginning every moment or form in our kungfu or qigong training is a training of mind and energy. For example, when you practice the Horse-Riding Stance, one of the first things you will do for some time when you learn from any of our Shaolin Wahnam kungfu instructors, you focus your mind and energy at your dan tian. When you perform “Lifting the Sky”, usually the first qigong pattern you will learn from any of our Shaolin Wahnam qigong instructors, you go into a higher level of consciousness and work on your energy flow.

              From the Chinese medical perspective, which is very different from the Western medical perspective, psychological disorders like anxiety, fear and aggression, are disorders of the mind or psyche. The immediate causes and resulting symptoms may be many and varied, but fundamentally they are due to the mind being weak and the energy flow being blocked. If you strengthen your mind and enhance your energy flow by practicing genuine Shaolin arts, psychological disorders irrespective of the labels Western psychiatrists may give to the different symptoms, will go away." - 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:

                "For ordinary people, a kick is more powerful, and therefore more deadly, than a punch, a punch more powerful than a palm strike, and a palm strike more powerful than a finger strike. This is because ordinary people use mechanical, muscular strength produced by mass and momentum. The massive muscles of a kicking leg create more strength than a punch, but the tensed muscles of a punch create more strength than the relatively relaxed muscles of a palm, which in turn creates more strength than the relatively weak muscles of a finger.

                But for a master with internal force, the amount of force created is reversed. For him, a finger strike is more powerful than a palm strike, which is more powerful than a punch, which in turn is more powerful than a kick. This is because internal force does not depend on mass and momentum to produce power as in the case of mechanical strength, but on the amount and smoothness of energy flow as well as the focus of the strike.

                A leg tensing its muscles for a kick blocks more energy flow than a clench fist does, and therefore is less powerful when internal force is used. Similarly, a clenched fist blocks more energy flow than a palm strike does, hence it is less powerful. On the other hand, channeling energy flow and focussing it on a spot is easier with a finger than with a palm, a punch or a kick, hence it is the most powerful." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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