Kung Fu

Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan is a traditional Kung Fu system that has been taught in the UK since 1979. We are an open and friendly club and welcome anyone from any background.


About Shaolin Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan

Shaolin Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan is a traditional Kung Fu system that has been taught in the UK since 1979. We can trace our lineage back to Great Grand Master Hui Cheng of the Chek Chian Nan Hai Pooi Chee Temple in China. Master Hui was a direct descendant of the southern Shaolin tradition taught by Buddhist Monks in the tradition of Da-Mo.

Our style encompasses traditional forms and sequences, sparring, conditioning and specialisations in various animal styles prevalent in Shaolin Kung Fu i.e. Leopard, Crane, Snake, Eagle, Tiger and Monkey. We have a rich weapons heritage with 18 traditional weapons including the staff, spear, broadsword, halberd, butterfly knives and three-section staff, to name but a few. Check it out on the Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3x_CCkjkAZishBLY-t5Y5g

Brunel Kung Fu

The club opened in 2009 and our instructor, Grahame Tinsley, is a 5th degree black belt, with over 30 years of martial arts experience. We have a wide range of students, from beginners to black belts and new students are welcome to train with us at any time. Lessons are taught in a friendly environment, with social events occurring every term.


Our training includes many elements including kicking, punching, locking, nerve point and take down techniques, practical self-defence, traditional and paired sequences and classical forms.

We complement our physical fitness with the practice of Chi Gung breathing and meditation exercises. New students will initially see an improvement in their fitness, flexibility, focus, co-ordination and confidence.


Mondays 21:00 - 23:00 and Fridays 20:00 - 22:00. Social Amenities Building, First Floor in the Isambard Complex. Just bring loose comfortable clothing and some water.

The first session is always free and new students are welcome at any time.  




  • Kung Fu Standard Membership£0.00
  • Kung Fu Associate Membership£0.00

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