Welcome to tai chi martial art, if you want to learn self defence, improve your health, calm your mind and focus, beat stress and learn skills that will enrich your life, you have come to the right place. My name is Dominic Roche and I am a Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan instructor with Shaolin Wahnam Ireland and based in Tralee, Co. Kerry. My mission is to change people’s lives for the better by teaching them the art of Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan.
Wahnam Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art for good health and happiness, self defence, vitality, peak performance, spiritual joy and life skills. It is the style of Tai Chi Chuan passed down to me by my Sigung, Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit the founder and Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam, and my Sifu, Sifu Joan Browne founder and chief instructor of Shaolin Wahanm Ireland. It is taught using a systematic approach consisting of 12 levels staring at the basics right up to masters level, sparring and weapons.
My Sigung, Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit has direct linage back to the Shaolin Temple and has reignited Tai Chi Chuan to its original state by teaching Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art integrating kung fu form, energy training of chi kung and spiritual training of meditation into one. We in Shaolin Wahnam are very lucky to practice Tai Chi Chuan in this way and enjoy the wonderful benefits. The Shaolin Temple was founded in 495 AD and is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Arts.
Tai Chi Chuan is a comprehensive fighting art which includes all the four main categories of attack including hitting, kicking, throwing and felling. The combat strategy of Tai Chi Chuan is to flow with the opponent’s movements in a relaxed manner, and use skills and techniques to overcome the opponents attack in the most compassionate way possible.
The benefits are improved health and fitness, being able to physically defend yourself if the need ever arose, being relaxed and focused in daily life and stressful situations and finding peace and happiness to live your life wholesomely.