Fully Alive


Fully Alive was founded in 2011 by Mark Appleford, Tim Franklin and Barry Smale to pass on the arts taught to them by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit. They have run hundreds of classes and courses in the UK and Europe, passing on what they practice every day so that others can benefit.


Mark and Barry now teach independently, having given their blessings to Tim to take Fully Alive forwards.


With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, classes moved online. From the first online weekend course in March 2020, it was obvious that even without being together physically, people were picking up the teaching and experiencing change on a physical, energetic, emotional and mind level.

Qigong Classes

Since then, online classes have continued, meaning people have been able to access classes, learn and receive ongoing support in their training who may not have been able to otherwise.


The Fully Alive aim is to help create a healthier, happier and less harmful world. We witness the positive impact the teachings have on the lives of our students, which ripple out to those around them.

Chi Kung practitioner

"I have been practicing Chi Kung for many years and have experienced so many benefits with the simplest of daily practice. It translates as energy work and is the first of the three arts that include Tai Chi and Kung Fu and are rooted in traditional teachings that were brought into China from India.

If you are looking for an authentic and experienced Chi Kung teacher to introduce you to a simply daily practice, or just simply want to learn more, I highly recommend you follow Tim Franklin who offers online courses to absolute beginners.

Tim has taught me for many years and has been outstanding as a teacher.

You will find that with very little practice you will benefit from reduced anxiety and a greater feeling of 'flow' that you can take into your daily lives. You can do and little or much as you need. Even the simplest practice of a few minutes a day will have benefits."

- George Carivalis