Welcome to Taijiquan Ireland. We are students of Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit and wish to disseminate knowledge on the wonderful internal martial art Taijiquan. |
On this site we will announce upcoming courses with Sifu Joan Browne in Ireland (inner Chamber Disciple of Grandmaster Wong), give the history of our school-The Shaolin Wahnam Institute, history and philosophy of Taijiquan and Wahnam Taijiquan as well as stories and experiences from our students here in Ireland and abroad.
My deepest appreciation and respect to Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit who transmits this wonderful art to students all over the world. We thank you for your patience, generosity, wisdom and kindness. Our deepest respect also to all the past Masters, especially Zhang San Feng, the First Patriarch of Taijiquan.
The following text is taken from The Treatise of Zhang San Feng: www.shaolin.org
Also, in the practice of Taijiquan you must empty your mind of all
thoughts and not tense any muscles. You must loosen your waist, and
apply the principle of false-real, the principle of sinking and
pressing, and the principle of using intention and not using strength.
The top and bottom part of you body and movement must be co-ordinated.
The internal and external aspects of training must be integrated. All
the patterns must be performed continuously in one gentle, graceful flow
without any break. In your movement there must be stillness, and in
stillness there must be movement. These are the ten essentials in the
art of Taijiquan. This is the "Gate of No Other Way". This is
fundamental to becoming students of our school to practice Taijiquan
When you have been accepted into our school to practice Taijiquan, you
must cultivate your heart and nurture your original nature. Training
energy and cultivating spirit is the main methodology of practice. If
you wish to practice the art of Taijiquan you must follow this
procedure. If your heart is not peaceful, your original nature will be
disturned. Your energy will not be built and your spirit will be
We are especially blessed to always have been trained in the spirit and essence of Zhang San Feng by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit- Sifu Joan
Our training is not aggressive in fact it is systematic and fun. It trains the six harmonies of jing, chi and shen and feet, body, hands. Students attain great mental clarity, courage, personal development, character building, vitality, compassion, self defence for life/work and wisdom as well as fitness and goodhealth.. All students are happy and laughing leaving a class, their hearts and minds are open and full of joy with a zest for living, compassion and kindness. (Sifu Joan)
We hope you enjoy your stay!
Shaolin Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit and sifu Joan Browne