About Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit
Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit is the founder and Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam and the First Patriarch of Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan. He is a fourth generation successor of the Venerable Jiang Nan of the Southern Shaolin Monastery. He was awarded the "Qigong Master of the Year" award at the 2nd World Qigong Congress in 1997. A short biography can be read here.
The story of Grandmaster Wong’s lineage is told here:
Grandmaster Wong is also the author of many bestselling books on the Shaolin arts, including the 'Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan' and 'The Art of Chi Kung'.
About Sifu Joan
Sifu Joan Browne is the Chief Instructor of Shaolin Wahnam Ireland. She teaches Shaolin Chi Kung classes in Kerry, Dublin and Galway. She also teaches Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan classes in Kerry.
Additionally, Sifu Joan is a Chi Kung healer and offers a Private Chi Kung Healing clinic in Kerry, Dublin and Cork. The clinic is suitable for anyone wishing to overcome serious illnesses such as Parkinson's, motor neurone etc.
Sifu Joan's own journey of healing from a very severe back and neck injury in 2000 can be read here.
Shaolin Wahnam International
Shaolin Wahnam is an international school of Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen with many students and instructors worldwide. Listed below are the websites of some of the international instructors.
Shaolin Kung Fu in Ireland -
Sifu Mark Hartnett and Sifu Gregg Hartnett
Switzerland - Sifu Andrea Zilio
Bali - Sifu Relinde Moors
Sifu Kevin Barry is an instructor of Shaolin Chi Kung and Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan with Shaolin Wahnam Ireland. He is based in Dublin and currently offers weekly classes in Ranelagh.
Kevin first learned Shaolin Chi Kung from Sifu Joan Browne in 2003. At the time he was suffering from severe tinnitus and hyperacusis, two so-called "incurable" diseases for which conventional Western medicine has no cure. Through the practice of Shaolin Chi Kung Kevin made a complete recovery from both of these illnesses and transformed his life and well-being.
His story was featured in the Irish Times on the 8th of May, 2012. To the right is how the story was presented on the day. The picture features Kevin practicing the Chi Kung pattern 'Plucking stars' from the 18 Lohan Hands.
Kevin augmented Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan with his Shaolin Chi Kung training and now enjoys practicing both arts everyday. The excellent health and peace of mind they continue to offer is a never ending source of wonder to him.
Kevin was invited to be become an instructor in Shaolin Wahnam by Grandmaster Wong in 2012.
Outside of the Shaolin arts, Kevin is a successful Civil Engineer working in the area of flood risk management with one of the top engineering firms in the country. His hobbies include hill walking, music, cooking, frisbee and the occasional round of golf.