How can Martial Arts help busy IT professionals

When: 10th Nov 2017, 18:30 - 10th Nov 2017, 21:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Young Professionals Group (YPG)
Price: Free
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Speaker:  Shi Yan Xiu


  •  6.30pm - 7.00pm tea / coffee
  • 7.00pm - 7.30pm How Qi Gong and meditation help busy IT professionals?
  • 7.30pm - 8.15pm Workshop 
  • 8.15pm - 9.30 Refreshment and networking


How Qi Gong and meditation help busy IT professionals?

About the speaker:

Fan Qiang (Shi Yan Xiu) was born in Anhui, China in 1983. He showed a great interest and natural ability for Kung Fu from an early age and with his parents' approval and support he joined the Shaolin temple at the age of six.

After 11 years of extensive training in the Shaolin Martial Arts, he was officially accepted as a disciple of Shi Yong Xin, the Abbot of Shaolin temple. He was given the spiritual name Shi Yan Xiu and became one of the 34th generation of Shaolin apprentices.

He dedicated many years to training and teaching in the martial arts and eventually in 2004 he was promoted to chief instructor of Shaolin Kung Fu.

He has participated in performances worldwide and entered numerous tournaments and international competitions, successfully achieving top honours and the gold medal. During the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, he represented the Shaolin temple in martial art demonstrations. The following year he joined a cultural exchange program comprised of warrior monks in which he performed in over 50 countries.

His humility and great aptitude for the Shaolin arts was recognised by Shi Yan Zhen, (one of the most highly respected masters of Shaolin Medicine today) and under his guidance, Shi Yan Xiu trained in all aspects of Shaolin medicine, primarily focusing on the art of Tui Na in which he is now a highly skilled practitioner.

Shifu Yan Xiu currently resides in London dividing his time between teaching Shaolin martial arts and practising Tui Na. His ultimate wish is to continue to preserve and promote authentic Shaolin Kung Fu and philosophy through classes and performances.

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Benefit to delegates:

  1. By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding and some experience of how martial arts can help with your general health and wellbeing.
  2. The workshop will allow you to try a few easy but effective movements which you will be able to practise them at home or at work in order to prevent musculoskeletal and nerve pains, numbness, stiffness and fatigue.
  3. You will feel more refreshed, energised and focussed. 

A recent photo:

Shi Yan Xiu

A summary of the workshop:
This workshop will start with a brief introduction on:

  1. benefit of practising Qi Gong;
  2. how Qi Gong regulates and strengthens your organs;
  3. benefit of meditation.

This is followed by an hour long martial art workshop. You will have the opportunity to learn some gentle but effective movements to reduce and prevent musculoskeletal and nerve pains, numbness, stiffness and fatigue.

During the workshop, you will be expected to follow some of the gentle movements and practise in the group. However, if you feel physically challenged you may also join the session as an observer.

This workshop is suitable for men and women of all ages.

Please come prepared in sports wear including footwear.

Please note the building entrance on the ground floor will be closed by 7.00pm, so please arrive by 6.50pm.

CPD Credits
This event counts for two hours towards your CPD. More information available at

Event Recording
This event will be audio / video recorded and photographs taken for subsequent uploading to the YPG secure area of the website for the benefit of YPG members worldwide.