Shaolin Wahnam Institute

Shaolin Wahnam Institute
Monday, 11 October 2010 12:49


Shaolin Wahnam Institute was founded by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit to promote the practice of genuine Shaolin Chi Kung, Shaolin Kungfu and Shaolin philosophy, and to spread correct awareness about genuine Chinese martial and esoteric arts.

Nowadays, the regrettable standard with chi kung and kungfu is that a genuine art let alone a high-level art is very hard to find. The Shaolin Wahnam Institute is committed to pass on the best of traditional arts to deserving students and on to future generations. Today the Institute is active in numerous countries all over the world.

The design of our logo is red in colour and the background yellow. These are the colours of our school. Red represents courage and righteousness, and yellow represents compassion and wisdom, manifesting the ideals of a scholar-warrior as well as the ideals of a warrior-monk. The inner and the outer circles represent both the internal and external approaches of our cultivation, and also signify that we pay importance to both our mind as well as our body. The inner circle reminds us of the importance of internal unity, and the outer circle our universality, i.e. we spread our arts to deserving people irrespective of their race, culture and religion.

The design of the trident and three-sectional soft-whip makes the letter W and N, indicating Wah Nam, named after two of our Grandmaster's teachers, Lai Chin Wah and Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, the two sources from which our school developed. The trident and soft-whip also represent kong (gang in Mandarine) and yow (rou), indicating both the hard and soft dimensions of our training. Furthermore, they remind us of the three treasures of Shaolin, namely chi kung, kungfu and Zen, and that our training involves all the three dimensions of form, energy and mind.



Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 18:05
Sifu Markus Kahila
Monday, 11 October 2010 13:46


Sifu Markus Kahila is a certified instructor in Shaolin Wahnam Institute. He is the head instructor of Shaolin Wahnam in the Nordic countries.


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    "I was introduced to traditional Chinese culture when beginning my kungfu training in the year 1999. Since then I've had the privilege of learning from many different Masters, as well as deepening my knowledge of Chinese culture through my studies in the East-Asian department of Helsinki University.

    I first met Sifu Wong Kiew Kit in 2002, when participating in his Intensive Chi Kung Course held in Malaysia. Until then, my understanding of concepts such as chi, or energy, and internal force, had been limited mainly to intellectual speculation. During the course this was replaced by first-hand experience, which changed the nature of my practicing completely. Since then, the long and rewarding road of practicing the Shaolin arts keep enriching my life in ways that provide a constant source of health, inspiration, well-being and happiness."

    Sifu Markus Kahila, Shaolin Wahnam Finland


Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 18:05
Sifu Nessa Kahila
Monday, 11 October 2010 13:46


Sifu Nessa Kahila is a Shaolin Wahnam instructor in Taijiquan and Chi Kung since 2014.


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    "I have practiced Taijiquan under different Masters since 1998, and taught as an instructor from 2001 to 2002.

    In 2003 I had the good fortune to attend Sifu Wong Kiew Kit's Intensive Chi Kung Course in Malaysia, and from there began my journey to practice the genuine Shaolin Arts of Chi Kung, Kungfu and Zen.

    My own life has been enriched by the daily practice of the Shaolin arts in numerous ways, from being more creative, healthy, energetic, happy and peaceful to being able to use Taijiquan for combat, deepening my skills in practice as well as daily life."

    Sifu Nessa Kahila, Shaolin Nordic


Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 18:24
Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit
Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:58

sifu-wong-5Wong Kiew Kit is the fourth generation successor from the famous Shaolin Monastery of China, and a grandmaster of Shaolin KungfuChi Kung and Zen.

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 traditional masters who speak excellent English. His books, Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu (1981), The Art of chi kung (1993), The Art of Shaolin Kungfu (1996) and The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan (1996) among others have been highly acclaimed internationally.

Sifu Wong, born in 1944, started his life-long training in the Shaolin arts in 1954. He has taught kungfu and chi kung for more than twenty five years, to more than twenty organizations. Since 1987 Sifu Wong has spent more time teaching chi kung than kungfu, because according to him chi kung serves an urgent public need, particularly in overcoming degenerative and psychiatric illness.




sifu-wong-3Sifu Wong is one of the few masters, who have generously introduced the once secretive 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, 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 Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. He stresses the Shaolin philosophy of sharing goodness with all humanity, and is dedicated to spreading the wonders and benefits of the Shaolin arts to more people irrespective of race, culture and religion.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 17:06