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Train your body and mind to achieve your highest potential



We are

Smiling from the Heart

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Our goal is to spread true fitness through the Shaolin Arts to anyone willing to embrace their own inner light and train to achieve their true potential.  We are proud to be certified by the Shaolin Wahnam School of Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit and we are humbled to be able to carry on his tremendous mission of spreading these traditional arts to the world.

We truly believe Sifu Wong shines a light of peace and joy on this world and we are honored to spread that light as far as we can.



Shaolin Kung Fu & TaiJiChuan Instructor / Sifu Chris Didyk
Cosmos Chi Kung & TaJiChuan Instructor / Sifu Christina Didyk

Classes & Workshops

All Classes located at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Mirror Lake.

100 Mirror Lake Drive N St Petersburg, Fl 33703

Restoring Health Class

18 Lohan Hands 7-8 PM

First, Second & Third Tuesday

Feb-Sept 2018

The 18 Lohan Hands techniques come alive with a Heart to Heart transmission of the skills needed for a successful flowing energy practice.  Learn the skills, the theory and the direct practical experience and get healthier every single day.  

This is for fresh beginners and advanced students as well! No experience? Just email me.


Building Vitality Class

18 Lohan Arts 6-7 PM

First, Second & Third Tuesday

Feb-Sept 2018

Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Zen.  The 18 Lohan Arts are a bridge between gentle Chi Kung exercises and powerful Shaolin stance training and skills.  Take your practice to the next level and increase your physical, energetic and mental strength and balance.

At least one year of Cosmos Chi Kung practice required. 


Monthly Workshop

Advanced Art of Flexibility to open the Eight Extraordinary Channels

June 26, 2018  6-8pm

Unique selections from the 18 Lohan Hands and 18 Lohan Arts that will challenge your physical and energetic flexibility.  Learn to enhance flexibility, strength and balance through a daily practice of this routine and reap the rewards of a more relaxed and flexible attitude. 

At least one year of Chi Kung required unless invited to attend.

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Intensive Course

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit October 7-11th 2018

Here are the incredible course offerings at our October Zen retreat at the Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde, Florida

Chi Kung for overcoming chronic health conditions

  • WHEN: October 7, 2018 8:00 am-11:00 am

  • WHERE: TAMPA BAY WATCH, Tierra Verde, FL

  • COURSE FEE: $300.00

  • CONTACT: smilingheartstudio@gmail.com Christina Didyk

  • COURSE LEVEL: Beginners Welcome

Learn the fundamental skills of Chi Kung and rid yourself of chronic disease or unease in one year or less by practicing these exercises for 10 minutes every day.  All beginners must take this course and advanced students would be very wise to repeat it.  

Let Grandmaster Wong teach you heart to heart just how simple it is to restore your natural ability to replenish and re-energize your body and mind.  Get introduced to your own internal flow of energy.  Learn to increase the volume of energy you have as well as find and release the areas of stagnation and blockage that prevent you from achieving the natural state of health possible for all of us. Experience the moments of peaceful stillness achievable when your body and mind are well nourished and circulated after a session of Chi Kung.  

Imagine feeling peaceful AND energized every single day after just a ten minute practice of moving meditation.  It's easy.  It's accessible to anyone.  It's undeniably powerful and life altering.  Your daily practice of these exercises and skills will ensure longevity and vitality practiced daily once you achieve a true state of balance and flow.

Do not dwell in the past, Do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind in the present moment.
— Buddha

Chi Kung for overcoming physical, emotional and spiritual pain

  • WHEN: October 7, 2018 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • WHERE: TAMPA BAY WATCH, Tierra Verde, FL

  • COURSE FEE: $300.00

  • CONTACT: smilingheartstudio@gmail.com Christina Didyk

  • COURSE LEVEL: Beginners Welcome

Do your joints ache?  Is your energy lagging from grief or frustration?  Do you ever wonder why life isn't as fulfilling as you expected?  

There is a system of energetic exercises from the East that easily encourage the release of painful feelings whether physical or emotional in origin.  Through our moving meditation you will learn to release these blockages and restore a deep seated sense of well being to your body and Mind.  

Sifu Wong teaches with the gentle compassion of the Boddhisatvas and the guidance of a true Master of Zen to aid us in releasing the most painful feelings that hold us back from truly enjoying life.

You may be very surprised just how wonderful it can feel just to be alive.  Replace your aching weariness with grateful acceptance of the gift of each moment we are given.  Awaken your Heart and tame your Mind so you can experience truly living each day. 

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Building Internal Force for strength, balance and flexibility

  • WHEN: October8, 2018 8:00 am-11:00 am

  • WHERE: TAMPA BAY WATCH, Tierra Verde, FL

  • COURSE FEE: $300.00

  • CONTACT: smilingheartstudio@gmail.com Christina Didyk

  • COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced - If you are new to Shaolin Wahnam courses please take at least one of the previous courses to achieve the best results with this course.

Come and challenge your body and Mind to relax and hold these powerful postures, increasing the fore and flow of energy through your body to help stabilize and strengthen muscles, ligaments and joints as well as build a massive well of energy to draw on whenever you need it!

For the moderate to advanced student looking to increase their results from health and happiness to higher levels of vitality, mental clarity and spiritual joy. Learn to increase your own capacity to use energetic force to enhance the limited force of muscles and ligaments.  More importantly increase your ability to stay centered and calm as life asks you to flow and adapt from one thing to the next at the fast pace of modern life.

Internal Force training allows us to access states beyond simple good health.  it allows us to achieve our true fitness potential.  Harmonizing and strengthening Body and Mind can bring us to a heightened state of clarity in thought, strength in body and flexibility and adaptability of the Spirit.  

When a thing disturbs the peace of your heart, give it up.
— Prophet Mohammed

Standing zen meditation for pristine clarity of thought and spiritual freedom

  • WHEN: October 8, 2018 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • WHERE: TAMPA BAY WATCH, Tierra Verde, FL

  • COURSE FEE: $300.00

  • CONTACT: smilingheartstudio@gmail.com Christina Didyk

  • COURSE LEVEL: Advanced students or those taking all previous courses welcome, students of Christina or Chris Didyk and Hillary Talbott welcome

Learn Standing Zen Meditation from a living Grandmaster of all of the Shaolin Arts.  Let Grandmaster Wong show you how to tame the Monkey Mind in just ten minutes a day of gentle flowing meditation followed by true stillness of the intellect and expansion of the true Mind, or Spirit.

There is no easier way to achieve the incredible results of meditation without the need to have incredibly flexible legs!  

Come join us in stillness and through the heart to heart transmission of a true master you can experience a glimpse of your Original Face and begin the journey of a lifetime of joy and meaning.

Zen Meditation is very spiritual yet completely non-religious.  No matter your religious affiliation or lack thereof this art will bring you joy and the ability to deeply engage with the people you love and new friends you meet as you lean in to life rather than protect and defend yourself in fear and worry.  This will enhance any spiritual belief you hold by allowing you to directly experience the Cosmic Truth of your inner Self and connection to all things.

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
— Jesus Christ

Shaolin Kung Fu:

Legacy of Ng Mui and Asking Bridges Course

Follow the training of a Shaolin Abbess feared and respected as one of the best Kung Fu masters of all time. 

Ng Mui is one of the legendary Five Elders—survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty.  She is said to be an all around master of the Shaolin martial arts, the Wudang martial arts, and Yuejiaquan the family style of Yue Fei. She is also credited as the founder of the martial arts Wǔ Méi Pài (Ng Mui style), Wing Chun, Dragon style, White Crane, and Five-Pattern Hung Kuen.

  • WHEN: October 9-11, 2018 8:00 am-11:00 am, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

  • WHERE: TAMPA BAY WATCH, Tierra Verde, FL

  • COURSE FEE: $1000.00

  • CONTACT: cdidyk@gmail.com Chris Didyk

  • COURSE LEVEL: Advanced only, Must know Shaolin Wahnam Kung Fu

Asking Bridges can give you the skills to stick to an opponent no matter which way they move.  Learn to maintain your bridge and overcome strikes, grips and throws and take your advantage for victory.

Must be a Shaolin Wahnam Kung Fu student meeting certain levels.  Email cdidyk@gmail.com to determine your eligibility.


To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
— Buddha

Discounts available for taking multiple courses with Sifu Wong.

All courses include one month of Follow Up classes with Sifu Christina Didyk every Tuesday night from 6-7pm through the month of November.

We will practice, explore and elucidate the concepts and skills taught by Sifu Wong to ensure you get the greatest success from our Zen Retreat.

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Contact Us

Please let us know you are interested.  We like details like past experience, current interests and future aspirations.  

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classes at:

Unitarian Universalist Church on Mirror Lake, downtown St Petersburg, Fl

100 Mirror Lake Dr. NSt. petersburg, Fl 33701