Shaolin Arts

The Way of Physical, Mental, Emotional, Energetic and Spiritual Development

Mind, Body and Energy Training through the Shaolin Arts

Train your mind, body, and energy systems for improved physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.


  • Improve your fitness, strength, flexibility and balance
  • Increase your resilience
  • Develop mental focus and clarity
  • Become more confident
  • Learn how to apply what you learn in class to your daily life

Feel more equipped and confident to deal with what life throws at you.

The Shaolin Arts are more than just a fighting system. They benefit from thousands of years of practice and cultivation and are based on a profound understanding of how the mind-body-energy systems work.

Over the last 1500 years, many Emperors, generals, warriors and scholars have trained in the Shaolin Arts. This history has influenced the development of various health, business and conflict strategies.

You will how to apply the principles you learn in classes to your everyday life, to deal with life's stresses and difficulties more easily and efficiently.

Develop your presence and potential

Learn to relax your body and focus your mind.

With roots in the Zen tradition, the Shaolin Arts are simple, direct and effective.

As you practice working with your body, mind and energy with kindness, rather than resisting or fighting against yourself, you can access deeper levels of your being and more of your own potential.

Shaolin Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit was clear that the Shaolin Arts are here to enhance your enjoyment of life here and now.

Practising is a 'way of being' - providing increased vital energy, improved health, mental freshness and spiritual joys.

Shaolin Arts Classes

Become fitter, healthier and happier

In our classes, the focus is on becoming fitter, healthier, happier and more confident. All these outcomes are attainable through regular weekly training.

Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the Shaolin Arts or wish to use them to enhance your daily life, the weekly classes are an excellent place to start.

When you join the Shaolin Arts class, you will work through the depth and scope of body, energy, and mind, training progressively and safely. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, you can join the classes and get the benefits:

  • Increased resilience
  • Better focus
  • More confidence
  • Mental clarity
  • Strength and flexibility


Develop fitness, resilience, confidence and calm

'Shaolin Arts class on a Monday evening is the most comprehensive class that I’ve taken in the past 13 years that I’ve been practising these energy arts.

The courses are carefully structured to help us experience and gain greater awareness of the benefits of each aspect of the training and to explore the profound applications they have in everyday living.  

They are fun, challenging, relaxing and rewarding. I am in my late fifties and I have greater agility and suppleness and more awareness of the tensions in my body and mind and how to respond to these than I have had for a very long while.  

Tim’s teaching is very inclusive, clear and easy to follow and there is plenty of time to ask questions and review what we have been doing.

These classes are so much more than just an energy reboot (as if that wasn’t enough in itself), I always finish them feeling refreshed and renewed in body and mind and set up for the week.'

Min Angel - London

Courage and Wisdom: The Twin Pillars of Shaolin

Philosophical understanding and practical experience are both important parts of training. This gives you a practice that is relevant to you as an individual, and that you can apply to your life.

Softness in the body is important, as well as strength. In this way, the body is not fighting against itself and there is more energy available to you.

Showing up for the practice, even when you don't feel ready. The Shaolin Arts offer an opportunity to change how you habitually approach things.

Training includes Qigong, Dao Yin, Neidan, Yoga, Zen and Kungfu.

The classes include three main aspects:

Opening the Way

Releasing held tension, increasing flexibility, balance and strength for increased fluidity and movement (includes Yoga, Dao Yin and therapeutic practices).

Entering the Way

Skills in using energy (chi), mind, body and breath for clearing, building and nourishing systems through Qigong.

The Warriors Way

Shaolin Kungfu stances, movement, Zen and energy practices for increased strength, chi, focus, resilience and cultivation.

You can start straight away, whether you are completely new to martial and energy arts or are already an experienced practitioner.


At the beginning of your training, the focus will be on preparing the body, mind and breath, letting go of tensions, learning how to relax and remain calm, increasing flexibility, stamina and ease of movement.

The practices of Yoga, Dao Yin, Qigong, Stances, One-Finger Shooting Zen, Tiger Claw and Kungfu patterns help prepare you for more in-depth and advanced training.

As you develop, you can progress to combat application and weapon training.

In Shaolin, there are no belts. When you are ready, you move to the next level.

I look forward to sharing the benefits of these beautiful arts with you.

Sifu Tim Franklin

Shaolin Arts Classes

  • Monday 7 - 8.30pm
  • Saturday 8.30 - 10am
  • Live online, plus receive the recording to take in your own time
  • More multiple class deals available - click here for more details
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