ZenArts & Fully Alive are now one: Energy, flexibility, balance, mobility, health and enjoyment of life. Whatever your age, fitness or ability, you are welcome to join our classes. Founded in 2005, by Tim Franklin, the training and practices include the Shaolin Arts - Qigong, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Daoyin, Neigong, Meditation, Neidan, Yoga and Therapy. We believe an important key to your overall health is having simple daily practices you can use and enjoy, that support your physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual well-being.
Experience to help you...
Whether you have come to Shaolin Arts to improve your health, better deal with daily stress, find deep inner peace, work on your fitness or learn how to defend yourself and build confidence, I will help you on the right training path.
As a therapist for more than 20 years and a teacher of martial arts, Qigong, meditation and yoga I help students improve their alignment, posture, movement, energy levels, and resilience and pass on the best methods I personally use to live life more in the flow.
If you are looking to make changes in your health, mobility, relief of pain and discomfort, then the Shaolin Arts classes can help make a positive difference in your life.
It is always uplifting and enlightening with Tim’s classes. I have started a course of Qi Gong and Kung at Waltham House Studios in Bognor yesterday evening, and loved it. Can’t wait for next Monday.
Very friendly group and excellent instruction from Tim, left feeling energised and woke up this morning with a clear mind and body lacking the aches and pains which have built up over the past few months. Really looking forward to going again next week and learning more.
Sifu Tim Franklin
I am a direct student of Sifu Wong (Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit) and official instructor of Shaolin Wahnam, having trained in the Shaolin Arts since 2002. My initial introduction to martial art though was more than 35 years ago. 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.
Since then I have trained in a number of systems and styles, most directly from Sifu Wong, including Shaolin Five Animal, Choy Li Fatt, Choe Family Wing Choon, Drunken Eight Immortals, Taijiquan, Xingyi, weapons and the Cotton Art. In 2018 it was a great honour to have been awarded position Wu Fat – (lineage holder) of Cotton Palm Art.
Since 1997 I have been helping people overcome pain, illness and blockages with therapy and subsequently Shaolin Arts. From 2004 I have been running regular classes and workshops teaching Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong. From 2018, in addition to Zen Yoga classes, I have been running focused health and wellbeing workshops and talks, passing on the methods I have learnt and use, known as collectively as A-Way Therapy, and work as an Associate Lecturer of Tai Chi for Mind-Body Connection and Resilience at Chichester University.
All the paths lead to being freer in ourselves?
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"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."