Master Practitioner, 6 Years
“When I was 25 years old, I broke my arm and went to Master Chris to treat it. I was taken by Master Chris’s attention to detail as he taught me about my injury. After experiencing personal results, I was drawn to Tit Tar and Master Chris encouraged me to learn under him. I saw this as an opportunity to learn more and I eventually found my purpose in life. As I continued to receive treatment and learn under Master Chris, I witnessed his honestly, sincerity and how he takes care of people around him, not just his patients, but also his staff. This is why I continue practicing; to help people. I believe that Tit Tar is a long-term endeavour and as a career, it speaks more about the practitioner than anything else. Being a Tit Tar practitioner is like being a personal trainer at the gym, but one difference; while you become weak as you grow older as a trainer, a Tit Tar practitioner becomes more skilful with age and practice. The more you practice, the more experience you will have and gain.”
Senior Practitioner, 4 Years, Puchong Branch
“When I first started working, I was in the beauty line. After working for a while, I started being unhappy and unfulfilled at work, so I resigned. This was when Onn asked me to help at Wah Toh Tit Tar because I had nothing to do. As I helped out, I realised that the work we do at Wah Toh Tit Tar is very meaningful because we can help people. I feel fulfilled when I see clients enjoying the results of the treatment; they feel more comfortable and they are no longer in pain. It is amazing that when I started, I only wanted to help and didn’t have any interest. The results I saw changed my perspective. Of course, to be a good practitioner, I will still need to work hard and to put in effort and time. At WTTT, we go through in-depth training to know the purpose behind why we do things a certain way. There is no rushing this process. Before this, if you asked me to change profession, I wouldn’t mind. But now, [laughs] I will have to think twice. I like this profession. To all those thinking about joining the team, my advice is to work hard and learn to take feedback. Your mistakes will be pointed because we only want our juniors to learn the right thing so that our clients can enjoy the benefits of proper TT treatment. Attitude is important.”
Junior Practitioner, 3 Years, Kepong Branch
“Before joining WTTT, I worked with Master Chris with his long-time friend, Dato’ Joey Yap. I then joined Master Chris and started learning. At first, I did not know if I was interested, but since Master Chris invited me to learn, I decided to give it a shot. For the first month, I shadowed the practitioners to learn and progressed to becoming a backup. Finally, after a year, I was qualified to start treating clients. The results I was saw were astounding. Some clients felt better after just 1 treatment! Some needed follow-up treatment. I felt good when I saw these results. My interest grew the more I learned about it; because how can you have interest in something you do not know? Here, I treat a lot of cases such a sports injuries and accidents. But what I like the most is the work culture. We are like a big family and no one is calculative at work so the teamwork is great and we bond a lot. This culture cultivated by Master Chris and is similar to Kung Fu values where you respect the seniors who are more experienced. For those interested to learn, we teach step-by-step and you will need the patience to learn as it requires patience to master something. We are willing to teach you if you are willing to learn. Even if you are slow in learning, you just have to put in effort and you will get there. A slow start does not mean you are not good at it. You just need to put in extra practice.”
Master Practitioner, 11 Years
“I used to be a nurse before becoming a Tit Tar practitioner. When I first got to know Master Chris, he told me that there should me more female Tit Tar practitioners for the comfort of both the practitioners and the clients; women to treat women, and men to treat men. I found this to be true especially when female clients hurt their hip or chest and want a female physician. This is also for the comfort of our Malay female clients who prefer a female physician. So, I joined and I have learned so much since. I got to be more hands-on compared to being a nurse. As I took on more cases, I gained more experience. It is not difficult if you have the heart to learn; no challenge is too hard. As a clinc nurse, I could only assist the doctor and dispense medicine. But, with Tit Tar, it is different. You can see more people and cases in WTTT. Every experience and injury is different. This is where your knowledge and experience builds. For budding female Tit Tar practitioners, when you first practice Tit Tar, you will feel like you lack the energy and strength. But, persevere and practice to build your strength. In the first few months, you will shadow the Masters and observe how clients are treated. We also practice ‘client-physician’ skills on each other (teammates). ‘Team’ is key in supporting each other lean and practice.”
Junior Practitioner, 3 Years
“During the first few months of joining WTTT, I found it to be difficult. But, as I carried on and followed through, I felt that success here is in helping people. Since I was young, I have a strong interest in helping people. What I learned here is that you do not need good grades to master this art, just the heart to learn. I myself did not do too well in school. It may be difficult in the beginning, but what isn’t? Just keep at it and your efforts will pay off. My younger brother also joined WTTT and even he learns faster than me. I really enjoy working at WTTT because it is like a family. Everyone is open, sharing, and transparent here.”
Assistant Practitioner, 7 Months
“I am Sora’s younger brother and when he asked me to join, I did not have much interest. My interest only started to grow when I started learning. When I think about it, there are so many qualifications to be a doctor. But with Tit Tar, I can be a physician and help treat people, just like a doctor would. Right now, I am at the Attachment stage where I observe how treatments are done and my seniors will explain to me and the other juniors about the techniques. This is so we can understand the various aspects of Tit Tar treatment and learning on the job is also great due to the tremendous support. I really can see myself doing this for a long time. Tit Tar has become my interest and I intend to pursue it. If you want to join us here at WTTT, my advice is to know how to take feedback. This is normal as everyone wants to learn the techniques right. Be willing to work late hours. [Laughs] Some young people may think this limits their freedom, but this allows us to learn more. And learning is important in being successful!”
Kau Fu (Uncle)
Master Practitioner, 10 Years, Serdang Branch
“My sister, Chris’s mother, was a practitioner and I first learned Tit Tar from her. I used to work at a Kopitiam. Chris asked me to join the team many times and eventually I left the Kopitiam and joined the WTTT team. I am responsible for the Serdang branch which I manage by myself. I am a one-man team at this branch where I do everything; from preparing medicine to treatment. I have not taken leave for 3 years. When I have a client, I teach them about their pain and injures as well as nutrition. It would be good for the younger ones to learn with Master Chris as he is a very ‘open’ and trusting person who allows one to grow in terms of responsibilities. Tit Tar is a very hands-on practice. So, be willing to get your hands dirty! At WTTT, we are well versed in people skills, especially in dealing with clients who are more sensitive to pain. Clients often come back for treatment and recommend us to their friends after experiencing the results. We let our work speak for itself. So, I encourage the younger generation to join the WTTT team, as you see we are still expanding.”
Attachment, 1 Month
“After being introduced to Tit Tar by a friend, I became very interested when I found that I could help people instead of learning to be a chiropractor or through other modern means of treatment. I want to learn the traditional art of Tit Tar which came first and is known for producing amazing results. Just check out our Facebook page! In the past month, I learned to prepare medicine and watch my seniors treat patients. Master Chris and our seniors treat us very well and are ever willing to teach us. We all work together, even till 2-3am in the morning. It may be late, but we are a team. After graduating high school, I worked in technical sales before joining WTTT. Even my mom came to WTTT for slipped disc treatment and the results have been remarkable! At first I thought it got worse because she felt pain for 2-3 days. But this is what people need to understand, it gets better in a few days, especially if you change your diet and follow the advice given.
Attachment, 1 Month
“I decided to try learning the art of Tit Tar when I was introduced by a friend. I have always wanted to help people and this allows me to do so. It is important for the younger generation to learn Tit Tar so that this traditional art and skill does not go extinct. I also hope to pass Tit Tar on to the generation after me. When I first joined the WTTT team, my mother did not agree with my decision. She felt that I couldn’t learn much here, but still allowed me to do so. I have found Master Chris to be a very willing and kind teacher. He spends a lot of time with us; teaching and explaining to us till 4am! Sometimes, we work late because we are focused on treating the clients who visit us that day and we don’t turn anyone away. Some days, even when we work till 2am, we would then go to Master Chris’s house where he would continue to teach us. This is the dedication of the WTTT team!
Ah Foo, 32
Master Practitioner, 4 Years
“I was introduced to WTTT by a friend and when I joined, I came with determination to give it my all instead of to just try it out. When we do something, we must give our 100% to succeed. Constantly observe the Masters to improve your skills. Even I am still improving my skills. This profession is not very difficult, but requires a lot of focus. Interest is fleeting, when we do it, we do it out of dedication. So, for the younger ones, if you pick the skill of Tit Tar, come in with the aim to be good at it. You may not be good when you were in school, but here, you can still pick up this skill and be good at treating clients. In life, there somethings we must do, and having said this, we MUST preserve the traditional skill and art of Tit Tar as a treatment method to help people. Try learning the art of Tit Tar and promise to give this skill your 100%. You will succeed!
Master Practitioner, 9 Years
“This was my very first job and I am still happy doing it after all these years. I came to know about Tit Tar when my father was treated for a sprained wrist at the Cheras Branch WTTT centre. He encouraged me to join the team and to pick up this skill. As our finances may have not allowed me to pursue a degree, I decided to join the WTTT team. Tit Tar is a skill that is easy to learn, but takes years to master. That is why we have a progression where years and experience determines your rank. I am now a Sifu, but it took years to get here. One of the skills that we put our apprentices through, which I myself went through, is where we put a string between the pages of a book and make our trainees feel through several pages to make out the trail of the string. This is the skill it takes to determine a patient’s injury; to feel through the skin and muscles and know what the injury is. Master Chris and WTTT have modernized Tit Tar by fusing together the traditional art with scientific anatomical knowledge to deliver the best treatment for our patients. We take on a holistic and medical approach of practicing the traditional art and at WTTT, we are at the forefront of evolving Tit Tar to match the needs of our discerning and educated patients. The only difference here compared to a university is that WTTT is hands-on and at a university, it is theory. WTTT also teaches people skills and anatomical knowledge to educate patients. Tit Tar is fast becoming a modern healthcare option and WTTT is opening its doors to the younger generation to learn this skill, to not just treat patients and make a living, but to also preserve this traditional Chinese medical art. I can say WTTT is like a huge family, and with family, you know they want the best for you. Nothing is better than the gratitude from our patients; proof that it is a job well done.