About the club

The club was opened in 2009 by our instructor Grahame Tinsley. He started teaching at the University of London Union/Student Central club in 2004 and wanted to help grow the Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan system by opening another centre. He handed over the ULU club in 2015 to focus on and ensure the continuing development of the Brunel centre. He is a 4th degree black belt with over 30 years of experience and he has trained at several centres with various senior instructors. Since 2001 he has trained with Sifu Steve Leppard at the Kings College/Central London club.

Grahame Tinsley teaches his students with the same focus and commitment which he has been and continues to be taught, and believes in developing students into well rounded martial artists and individuals. He ensures all students get the best from themselves, both physically and mentally and passes on all the benefits that Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan has to offer. He believes size is irrelevant in martial arts and as such strives to ensure all students develop their technical understanding. Practical application is also vital and therefore self defence is an important component of classes. He adopts a balance of traditional and modern teaching and training techniques to ensure students benefit from a variety of approaches, yet always in a safe, rewarding and fun environment.

Outside of teaching he also runs, cycles, swims and goes to the gym (including yoga/pilates) to maintain his strength, fitness and flexibility.

Classes – Monday’s and Wednesday’s, 8-10pm

Cost – The first class is free then £15 per month for students. Payment can be made by direct debit.

Address – Social and Amenities building, 1st floor, Isambard Complex, Brunel University (see map below)

Email –

Facebook – Brunelkungfu


System dates for 2018

London gradings 2018 – 18th March, 10th June, 23rd September, 9th December

9am, Chiswick Community School, Burlington Lane, Chiswick