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One of the founding members of Wai Tan Kung exercises in Malaysia, Bro Soo spoke of the enormous benefits of wai tan kung.
At the age of 35, Bro Soo Jit Hwa had suffered a heart attack. It was the prime time of his life and he wanted to live to a healthy old age, not to beset with illness and danger from heart problem. The health condition brought him to search for alternative healing methods. And he found wai tan kung- learning from the founding teacher from Taiwan.
Today, 30 years later, he teaches wai tan kung. He shared that in the past, he used to have lots of health problems but that was in the past. He shared that during his recent medical checkup, the doctor was puzzled because the tests showed nothing wrong with him. According to the doctor, it is seldom that anyone his age (Bro Soo is about 60 years old now) can have such a clean bill of health. The doctor was convinced that perhaps there were some inaccuracies in the test result and wanted to do again.
Many people practice for a short while and after reaping some health benefits, they gradually stop practicing. One should not stop and one should practice everyday, for good health. Just like we need to eat food everyday, we should consider our practice to be important enough that we take a bit of time to practice it daily. Bro Soo had attributed his good health through consistent practice of wai tan kung. He urged the audience not to give it up.
In order for us to see if our practice is on track, we need to observe if we are able to apply the principles in our daily lives and that it helps to improve us. The ancient Chinese believe that chi flows is vital for physical, emotional and spiritual health. If we are able to achieve strong qi flow and balance, the positive effects would trail down to help us manage our emotional health as well.
I’ve noticed that the members are friendly and even though they are just like everyday folks, they seemed more healthy and robust- which is very simple judging from the ease they have while climbing up the stairs of the bus. Most of the time, when middle age folks get up to a bus, they would struggle at the steps due to knee pain. And after sitting for a while, it would be painful for their legs to walk. But for the groups of wai tan kung practitioners, they don’t seemed to face any difficulty going up and down the bus.
Second came an interesting observation- you see, halfway through the way from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, the bus broke down in the middle of highway after passing Tapah. It was about 11am and the sun was quite hot. There was also no toilet nearby and we had to go up the stones steps (set up for irrigation purposes) to go up the hills and relief ourselves behind the bushes. With the bus breaking down having no air con and it was so stuffy and hot, no one lose their cool. In fact, one man can also joked about it in good spirits- he told someone who happened to call him up that he was enjoying free sauna service by the highway.
I’ve seen people losing their cool for less reasons that this. But being stuck in the middle of the highway under the merciless sun for more than 2 hours and still able to maintain their cool- well, it’s good. The group is also helpful- and in Camerons, the members from the wai tan kung branch was so helpful- they found a good and comfortable place for us to stay, gave us good food and brought us around to farms (as some of the members owned these farm) and sent us back with free tomatoes and vegetables. One of our main meal consisting of various dishes were sponsored by them.
For more information about the locations and classes in Malaysia, you may contact:
Pertubuhan Pengkajian Dangong Malaysia
Dangong Research Society Malaysia
16 Jalan 14, Desa Jaya, Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603- 6 2 7 6 3 6 6 3, Fax: 6 0 3- 6 2 7 6 3 3 0 6
(Association registration number: 0345-06-WKL)