How to enjoy and receive World class tuition, wisdom and guidance from a Shaolin Grand Master...
Don't worry, be happy!
The UK Summer Camp is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from genuine Shaolin arts, and learn from a living Grandmaster who has over the last 50 years taught more than 60,000 students in over 35 countries. For many it can become a pivotal point of change leading to a happier and healthier life.
For some, meeting or learning from a Grandmaster can be both an exciting and/or daunting experience. And of course, we (Fully Alive) would like for you to get the very best out of this opportunity. That's why we would like to pass you the following useful information. We would also like to let you know that Sifu (Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit) also has a wonderful sense of humour and only wants the best for you.
Etiquette and respect for the Master.
Sifu Wong is a Shaolin Grandmaster, and is very traditional. Courtesy and respect should be shown towards Sifu Wong at all times.
- The class will always begin and end with all students standing and giving Shaolin greetings to Sifu Wong. If you are unfamiliar with this greeting, don’t worry, just follow along.
- It is normal for the Students to arrive first, and then wait for the arrival of the Master. This is how Sifu himself learnt; it is the traditional way and should not be seen as rude.
- If you have a question, please address the Master as ‘Sifu’ and not ‘sir’ or ‘Mr’. “Sifu” means Master.
- Please do not ‘shake hands’ or try to ‘hug’ Sifu Wong as this is seen as rude. The traditional way to greet a Shaolin Master is the Shaolin salute. If you do not know the ‘Shaolin Salute’, then don’t worry, ‘Hello Sifu’ is fine.
- When seated, please do not sit with your ‘legs apart’ when facing Sifu, as this is considered ‘bad manners’. Also please do not fold your arms when asking a question, or have you “hands on your hips” as this is similarly considered ‘rude’ in Kung Fu culture.
- Do not be surprised if Sifu ends a class earlier than expected, this may occur if Sifu feels the aims of the course have been achieved in less time then was planned. Enjoy the extra free time!
Basic requirements and info.
- Please arrive at the training hall on time.
- Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are advised, the same applies for shoes.
- No swearing or chewing gum.
- Respect all other course participants.
- Basic questions can be answered by one of the U.K. Instructors present; there should always be one or more instructors around to help.
What to expect/ An Important Last Note!
The Chi-Kung taught in the Shaolin Wahnam Institute is incredibly safe. However the appearance of ‘Chi Flow’ which is an important part of our schools Chi Kung can be strange to the un-initiated.
- Chi Flow works on ‘blockages’ and a main aspect of the training is ‘letting go’ of these blockages.
- For some students Chi Flow can be a ‘Noisy’, ‘Acrobatic’ and sometimes ‘Emotional’ experience, causing them to jump around and even cry.
- I would advise first time students not worry about any noise or movement created by other students and that such behaviour is normal and expected within this training.
Just go with the flow, relax and enjoy your own training! And have some questions ready to ask Sifu Wong. This is an excellent opportunity to find out how to get the best out of the arts and make them work for you.
If you have any further questions please just email me