Sifu Tim Franklin

My introduction to martial arts was more than 35 years ago, and as a child I was fascinated by how the masters were so healthy, vibrant with energy, courageous yet humble and also kind and helpful to others. As a young boy, I suffered with clinical childhood Asthma and was told by a doctor at the time that I wouldn’t be like the other children, that I wouldn’t be able to do sports like normal children. You can imagine the blow to such a young child. But I dreamed of the martial arts masters and that one-day I would become like them: Vibrant with energy, healthy and happy.

After many years of practicing of the arts, not only do I have a lot of energy, am healthy, enjoy and appreciate life, but also I realised just how practical these arts are. I have been using the skills to increase performance, engagement with whatever I do and enjoyment, both professionally and personally. Since 1997 I been running a healing clinic, using the mind/energy/body systems I have trained in, including; Zero Balancing, Chi Kung and Energy healing and massage therapy.

Joys of Qi Gong
Shaolin Arts

Based on my work with Paul Cohen, Dr. Fritz Smith and Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit I have had a number of experiences, which have led to some direct insights of working with energy systems, in respect to health, martial arts and performance. I use these approaches and systems in the clinic I run in Westergate, West Sussex and London, alongside teaching traditional Shaolin Martial Arts, Qigong and Taijiquan. I am also one of the co-founders of Fully Alive.