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Mir Ali

Class Instructor

Mir is a full time practitioner of Chinese Medicine and teaches regular classes and seminars in Martial Arts and health practises.


Family members on both sides of his family were traditional herbalists, Doctors and Nurses and his mother’s family had a history of serious martial artists who protected their land, families, communities and traditional ways of lives, so it was inevitable that Mir would follow a similar path.


Mir qualified as an Acupuncturist in 2001, Patent Herbs in 2004, Chinese Bodywork in 2005 and Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2009, but continues to learn and grow in Classical Chinese Medicine, spending as much time learning from his primary Medical teacher since 2011,  Andrew Nugent-Head.


Mir’s Martial Arts and health practices history spans back to the early 1980’s when he started to learn Shotokan Karate, but serious study started in 1990 when he started to train in Southern Shaolin Five Ancestors Fist Kung Fu (Nan Shaolin Wuzuquan).  Mir has continued to train and teach in Five Ancestors in the UK, China, Malaysia and Singapore, has appeared in documentaries and news items in Asia and was awarded a Seventh Degree Black Sash in 2017 by the International Nan Shaolin Wuzuquan board in China.


In 2001 Mir started his journey into Taoist Martial Arts, health practices and Meditation. Qigong, Neigong, Meditation, Bagua, Tai Chi and Hsing-I have been the focus of his studies in this area, with a heavy emphasis on the internal, energetic and spiritual aspects of these arts.  Mir continues to practice and teach the Taoist arts, focusing on the health aspects and spiritual development of the practitioners.


2011 saw a return of emphasis to the martial aspects of training.  Systema, a Russian Martial Art provided the compassionate side to self defence, whereas studying Silat and Escrima provided a very battle ready perspective to self defence.


In the present day Mir divides his time between spending time with his family, seeing patients, teaching students and self study