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Qi China Martial Arts (formerly Chinese Martial Arts Centre UK / Chee Kim Thong Pugilistic and Health Society Malaysia) offers a range of high quality tuition -- including specialist private instruction -- and educational services to all, ranging from beginner to advanced level students of traditional Shaolin martial arts (Five Ancestor System and others such as Wujiquan). Our educational services also include article provision, lectures / talks, and Video material.

Tuition and specialist instruction services

Master Alan Tinnion provides specialist private instruction and tuition in the range of traditional Chinese martial arts detailed on this website: he is able to provide these specialist services to instructors and others (for example, clients have included heads and chief instructors of UK and international martial arts teaching organisations). We provide these services in the London and Dorset / South Coast areas, eg Bournemouth-Poole.

Bournemouth University: Qi China also regularly provides a number of University Sports Department Instructional courses, as well as private member classes, workshops and seminars

NB: If you are an instructor or dedicated student of traditional Chinese Shaolin Boxing we also provide private tuition services. For information telephone +44 (0)1202 580 414.

Please note: these specialist services are only one facet of Qi China International's main work and role as an internationally accredited traditional Chinese martial arts specialist educational organisation. We are pleased and proud to work with others -- such as in China -- who share the same vision of providing highest quality education about authentic / unaltered traditional Shaolin Boxing systems, including rare internal and external arts passed in their entirety to Master Alan Tinnion by Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong.

Qi China welcomes contacts from leisure / fitness orientated businesses to health and educational public service organisations such as schools and colleges seeking high quality guided instruction in the traditional Shaolin arts, and who wish to use our services to promote the related benefits to health, fitness, and good citizenship in the young.

We are a members organisation offering a range of membership benefits, including a structured teaching and grading syllabus, and the opportunity to train to become an instructor. To learn more please use the links below:

Training Related Frequently Asked Questions

Adult Syllabus

Junior Syllabus

Class Etiquette and Guidelines

Sample testimonial


For information about joining Qi China:

Join Us

Membership Benefits

Associate Membership

Become an Instructor

Special Instructors Courses





About Qi China Martial Arts

We are proud to represent the lineage of Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong - declared a ‘Living National Treasure’ of the Peoples Republic of China - and to teach truly and accurately the arts of his lineage in authentic, unaltered form.

The QI-CHINA ACADEMY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS is a POLITICS FREE Martial Arts, UK-based, educational and teaching organisation which provides classes, seminars and courses, and in particular specialist on-line and other educational services – including articles and talks -- detailing and supporting the teaching and preservation of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts in their pure forms.

Please visit our Teaching page to learn more about what we provide and offer. Over the course of decades UK and international Nan Shaolin Wuzuquan instructors, ranging from heads of UK and international governing bodies to chief instructors of martial arts schools have received detailed personal tuition from the Head and Chief Instructor of Qi China Martial Arts, Master Alan Tinnion.

Shifu Alan Tinnion is a Dr of TCM (Shanghai University), an Inner Chamber Disciple of Shizu Chee Kim Thong and a respected international instructor of rare traditional Chinese external and internal fighting arts. He is a recognised world authority on the systems of Wujiquan – the mother art of the much better known Taijiquan – and Luohan Ru Yi Quan – ‘As you Wish Fist.’


The Academy aims to Preserve, Promote and Develop Traditional, Authentic Chinese Martial Arts as a living and vibrant World Cultural Heritage: we work with other organisations (including in the Far East and China) committed to the same objectives. Qi China Martial Arts is committed to multi-cultural learning and enthusiastically supports Equal Opportunities and Racial Equality: for further details about our policies please visit our Policies page.

‘…do not alter the arts I have taught! They are not my arts, nor yours, nor even my masters and their masters’ masters, but belong to the lineage, Not to a single person! Do Not alter them!…’ GRANDMASTER CHEE KIM THONG

Our educational aims and objectives are wholly derived from Shizu Chee Kim Thong's declared perspective, stated above, to effectively oppose the various threats to the continuance of Traditional Gong Fu. Those motivated by love of these arts, pure and simply for their virtues, and the capabilities they bestow when practised diligently under correct guidance, will find Qi China Martial Arts a very welcome and True home for their potential and life-long development in learning and perfecting these arts.
Qi China Martial Arts is founded on the basis of the old wisdom and principle of ’Guardianship of the pure arts, Unaltered.‘ We are proud to display our lineage and teaching credentials to all.

PLEASE VISIT to learn more about the Authenticity of these credentials: the site also provides the world's most authoritative on-line biography of Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong.

Why Practice Traditional Gong Fu?

There are many reasons why people can become interested in martial arts, and Chinese martial arts is no exception:
Self-defence, sport, the glamour of martial pursuits, captivation by martial arts heroes of the screen, and the great legends surrounding the figures of traditional martial warriors of past times and centuries, the amazing feats and powers attributed to those Grandmasters and Great Grandmasters. Or simply for the love and inspiration created by the courage and self-discipline with which traditional Chinese martial arts are rightly associated.

Others develop a genuine love and interest in the arts because they hope to learn and gain perfection in some of their more secret forms: some of these seek a way of making a connection with famous lineages, and some of these in turn are motivated by pleasure in asserting their own credentials to be ’Masters’ themselves. The motivations for becoming a martial artist are as varied as the types and temperaments of humankind itself.

University news update

Qi China International courses, which are part of the Bournemouth University Sports Department Instructional Programme, have proved a great success at the university, with maximum enrolment figures being exceeded.

AUTUMN TERM 2010 Course

Enrolment has now begun for the Autumn Term 2010 instructional course: you can enrol by visiting BU Sports reception and completing the registration form, or by contacting BU Sports on: 01202 965 012.

PLEASE NOTE the course is open to the public as well as to university students and staff.

Course details:

Traditional Chinese Shaolin Boxing (7:15 - 8:10pm: Studio 1) Mondays, commencing 18th October. Duration 9 weeks.

Course fees:

BU students and staff / general public: £38.

Two images are included below of one of the Traditional Chinese Shaolin Boxing Course sessions.

Spring Festival 2010

Shifu Alan Tinnion was kindly requested by the organisers of the Dorset Chinese Association to contribute to the association's 2010 Spring Festival period celebration. Shifu Alan contributing an example of rarely seen ancestral White Crane gong fu.

Attending the celebration event were a delegation from the London embassy of the People's Republic of China, at whose table Master Alan Tinnion and colleagues from Qi China International were kindly placed by the event organisers.

The event was held at the renowned South Coast [Bournemouth] Chinese restaurant, the Ocean City. Video footage of highlights of Shifu Alan Tinnion's demonstration, and a compilation of the renowned Yi Quin authentic traditional Chinese Lion Dance group contributions to this important event will be available to be viewed on the videos facility of this website in the near future.

Contribution of article to Qufu Shaolin Martial Arts School website

In February 2009, as a contribution to the educational aspect of the partnership between Qi China International and the Qufu Shaolin Martial Arts School (China), Master Alan Tinnion was kindly asked to provide an article earlier in 2009 for the Articles section of the School's website.



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