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Paying Respect to the Master

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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Understanding Shaolin etiquette ensures the best possible results.

Holy cats! I can't believe there's less than two weeks to go before Grandmaster Wong's first ever courses here in St. Paul! If you've already signed up then I'm guessing you're getting as excited as I am. If not, space is filling up fast so don't wait, sign up today!

Some of you have already trained with Grandmaster Wong and know what to expect (here's a hint for the rest of you: it's pretty incredible) and what to do to maximize the benefits of these classes. If this is your first time, congratulations! You're in for a real treat. But you might also be nervous because you don't know what to expect. Don't worry about that, it's pretty normal. I felt the same way before my first intensive kungfu course. But you can calm some of those nerves by reading the information on this page that I've put together about what to expect and what sort of etiquette is required around a Shaolin Grandmaster. Once you know that, you can turn all of your attention on absorbing the amazing arts of Shaolin Qigong.

While talking about etiquette and how to act might sound pretty stuffy, it is entirely for the benefit of the students. Shaolin tradition is just that- traditional, and paying respect to the master is the best way to ensure you approach your training with an open mind while making you ready to receive heart to heart transmission.

There's nothing very complex to know, it's mostly just common sense and courtesy. I recall a time in my life where I couldn't be bothered to show respect for my elders. But as I've gotten gotten older, and particularly since I've reaped so many wonderful blessings from training these arts, it has greatly humbled me so much that now I can't help but show the utmost respect both to my sifu (Grandmaster Wong) and all of the past masters that came before him. The very act of doing this continues to elevate my training, and deepen my respect. It's kind of a circle like that.

Above all, come curious, ready to learn, and ask questions. Grandmaster Wong loves questions, and often a student's curiosity will lead to a story with nuggets of wisdom that benefit everybody. I can't tell you how happy I am to be able to host this incredible event. Follow this link to snag one of the few remaining places!

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