Shaolin Arts, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Therapy

Zen Arts and Fully Alive are now one.

Energy, flexibility, balance, mobility, health and enjoyment of life.

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.

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 of:

One to One Therapy Sessions


Tim is also available for personal therapy, both online and in-person.

Zen Arts Therapy in Westergate
Sifu Tim and Sifu Wong Kiew Kit Happy Qi Gong

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 arts 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
  • Cotton Art

In 2018 it was a great honour to have been awarded position Wu Fat (lineage holder) of Cotton Palm Art.

Teaching the Shaolin Arts

Since 2004 I have been running regular classes and workshops teaching Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong.

Increasing Health and Wellbeing

Since 1997 I have been helping people overcome pain, illness and blockages with therapy and subsequently Shaolin Arts.

From 2018, in addition to Zen Yoga classes, I have run focused health and wellbeing workshops and talks. I teach the methods I have learnt and use, known collectively as A-Way Therapy.

I also work as an Associate Lecturer of Tai Chi for Mind-Body Connection and Resilience at Chichester University.