Meet our team dedicated to helping you meet your goals and become Legendary!
Sifu Kelly Whelan-Enns
Kelly Whelan-Enns is the Founder and Head Instructor for Legendary Living Arts. He has over 35 years of experience teaching & training in the martial arts, qigong, meditation, and has been a yoga enthusiast since the age of four. As a kid, Kelly was severely hypoglycemic, had asthma that almost killed him numerous times, suffered regularly from bronchitis, and had many food allergies.
He learned the Ba Duan Jin, 8 Pieces of Brocade and Zhan ZHuang basics when he was 13 and cured himself of his asthma and bronchitis by the time he was 15. The rest as they say is history. To deepen his understanding of how and why the 8 Pieces of Brocade worked so well, Kelly dove into both qigong and martial arts training, spending over twelve years studying Kenpo Karate, Xinyi Liu He Quan and Yang style Taijiquan meeting his first Baguazhang teacher at the age of 24.
For more than 25 years Kelly has dedicated himself to studying and practicing the Chinese internal martial arts of of Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyiquan, training with such master teachers as Andrea Falk and learning the rare style of Ma Gui Baguazhang.
Alongside all the martial training and conditioning, Kelly has over 20 years studying the Medical Qigong system of Grandmaster Peng Jiu Ling, a combination of old Shao Lin Waidan moving methods and Luohan Neidan Zhan Zhuang methods. This system specializes in developing the meridians and sensitivity to qi flow inside and around the body. A rare method of training neuro-differentiation that accelerates and deepens the mind body connection.
Combined with this depth of physical training, Kelly brings an equal level of experience and training in Taoist, Zen Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist meditation and internal alchemy that spans 30 years.
Kellie holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba. A former instructor in the Kinesiology department at the University of Manitoba, she was a career gymnastics coach and learning facilitaror/coach developer for over 35 years with the National Coaching Certification Program, attaining Level 3 Certification in Artistic Gymnastics. She has taught body movement classes for 30+ years from preschool to competitive & adult.
After giving birth to four children, Kellie found a gap in her movement literacy as she tried to heal from birth injuries. For the past 7 years, Kellie has trained with Sifu Kelly, learning the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong, Ma Gui & Jiang styles of Baguazhang. The Chinese martial/healing arts have brought an added dimension of healing through movement to her life which she shares in all of their classes.
Kellie is the administrator for Legendary Living Arts, and facilitates the ladies only class on Wednesday.