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.
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.