The Shaolin Arts: Master Answers Series


The Shaolin Arts


The Shaolin Arts (Master Answers Series) is a selection of answers to questions written by various people all over the world to Sifu Wong, who is a celebrated Shaolin Grandmaster. The publication of these questions and answers will prove invaluable to everyone who is interested in the Shaolin arts.

This book introduces Shaolin Kungfu, Taijiquan, Qigong and Zen Buddhism, and the various styles in these respective arts and training methods.

The book includes:

  • Legends, history and personalities who were behind development of these arts.
  • An in-depth study of these arts, including form and internal force training, energy management and healing, weapons, strategies, tactics, spiritual joy, and meditation to achieve Enlightenment, which is the ultimate prize.
  • Case studies to prove that practitioners of these arts, especially qigong, can successfully overcome so-called incurable diseases, maintain their health and manage stress effectively.
  • Stories on “Satori” or Awakening experienced by Sifu Wong’s students and disciples.


Chapter Preview:


Shaolin Tradition

1. Addressing the Master

2. Qualities of a Good Master

3. Masters and Heroes From the Past

Shaolin Kungfu

1. Different Types of Shaolin Kungfu

2. Combat

3. Training

4. Wushu

5. Traditional Weapons


1. History

2. Taijiquan for Health and Self-Defense

3. Training

4. Taijiquan vs. Taijidance


1. History

2. Different Types of Qigong

3. Training

4. Qigong: A Cure for Degenerative Diseases

5. Qigong for Health, Vitality and Longevity

6. Qigong and Modern Medicine


Buddhism and Spiritual Cultivation




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


Book review:

The main purpose of learning Shaolin Kungfu is to have a complete program of personal development from the most basic to the most advanced levels. At the physical level, Shaolin Kungfu provides health, fitness, agility and vitality, besides the ability to defend ourselves. At the emotional level, Shaolin Kungfu gives us joy and tranquility. Shaolin Kungfu trains us to be mentally focused, and enable us to expand our mind. At the highest, Shaolin Kungfu leads to spiritual fulfillment, irrespective of religion. Obviously, Shaolin Kungfu is not just a fighting art.

Shaolin Kungfu – What Is the Purpose of Learning Shaolin Kungfu?

Practising Tai Chi Chuan is not a therapeutic exercise, it is an excellent way to promote good health. In other words, you do not have to be sick or want to fight, in order to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan. And good health here is not just physical, but also emotional, mental as well as spiritual (but not religious).

Tai Chi Chuan – Taijiquan vs. Taijidance

Chi kung is probably the best gift to the West from the Chinese civilization. It helps to answer two urgent problems facing the West today, namely overcoming a wide range of chronic, degenerative diseases, and overcoming psychiatric problems, including intra-personal loneliness despite material affluence.

Chi Kung – Chi Kung for Health, Vitality and Longevity


Book details:

Pages: 252

Publisher: Cosmos Internet Sdn Bhd

Language: English

Paperback/Hardback: Paperback

ISBN – 10: 983-40879-2-6

ISBN – 13: 978-983-40879-2-0