This unique book, by a celebrated Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to kungfu and all the other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. It will prove invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, chi kung and meditation, showing how kungfu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, mental focus and spiritual joy.
- A comparative history of the various forms of kungfu.
- An in-depth study of all the important aspects of Shaolin Kungfu, including the construction of kungfu patterns and sets, the training of internal force, traditional kungfu weapons, and strategies for victory.
- Practical exercises and meditation techniques.
- Stories of Shaolin wisdom and healing.
Chapter 1: What Is Kungfu?
Chapter 2: The Historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts
Chapter 3: From Shaolin to Taijiquan
Chapter 4: A Comprehensive Study of Kungfu
Chapter 5: Defining Aims and Objectives
Chapter 6: The Foundation of Shaolin Kungfu
Chapter 7: From Form to Combat Application
Chapter 8: Combat Sequences and Set Practice
Chapter 9: Shaolin Five Animals
Chapter 10: Five-Animal Combination Set
Chapter 11: The Internal Force of Shaolin Kungfu
Chapter 12: Tactics and Strategies
Chapter 13: Classical Kungfu Weapons
Chapter 14: Understanding and Developing Chi
Chapter 15: Shaolin Kungfu and Zen
Chapter 16: The Shaolin Way to Enlightenment
About the author:
Wong Kiew Kit, popularly known as Sifu Wong, is the fourth generation successor of Venerable Jiang Nan from the famous Shaolin Monastery in China and Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam Institute of Kungfu and Chi Kung. He received the “Chi Kung Master of the Year” Award during the Second World Congress on Chi Kung held in San Francisco in 1997. He has practiced and taught the Shaolin arts for more than 3 decades and has more than 60,000 students all over the world.
Since 1987, Sifu Wong has spent more time teaching Chi Kung than Kungfu, because he feels that while Kungfu serves as an interesting hobby, Chi Kung serves an urgent public need, particularly in overcoming degenerative and psychiatric illnesses.
Sifu Wong is one of the few masters who have generously introduced the once secretive Shaolin Chi Kung to the public, and has helped many people to obtain relief or overcome so-called “incurable” diseases like hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetes, migraine, gastritis, gall stones, kidney failure, depression, anxiety and even cancer.
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 people all over the world irrespective of race, culture and religion.
Sifu Wong is also an internationally acclaimed author of books on the Shaolin arts and Buddhism.
Books by Wong Kiew Kit:
Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu
The Art of Chi Kung
The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu
The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan
Chi Kung for Health and Vitality
The Complete Book of Zen
The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine
The Complete Book of Shaolin
Sukhavati: The Western Paradise
Master Answers Series: The Shaolin Arts
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN – 10: 080-48343-9-3
ISBN – 13: 978-080-48343-9-1
*The publication rights of this book has been leased to Vermilion and subsequently to Tuttle Publishing at the current moment.