Shaolin Kung Fu
Manchester South Central Kung Fu School



Welcome to Manchester South Central's school of Shaolin kung fu.

We are a prestigious martial arts institution that operates under the watchful eye of Sifu Shahrokh Nael – an extraordinarily passionate instructor who has devoted over forty years to the exploration of the classical Asian fighting arts.


This site was created to:

  1. Document the activities of students training with Sifu.
  2. Provide prospective students with information regarding Sifu's innovative training programmes, and permit them to make further enquiries should they be serious about training with him.
  3. To promote Sifu's forthcoming seminars and residential training in the UK and Overseas.




Having established Manchester South Central Kung Fu School in 1989, Sifu has been training like-minded enthusiasts for many years, and throughout the course of his tenure as a teacher he has had the pleasure of imparting these skills to students of all ages and cultural backgrounds. He emphasises quality over quantity and strives to transmit the depth of his knowledge to those practitioners who display the commitment to fully appreciate these profound teachings.


Since January 2020 the school’s emphasis has been on the promotion of Sifu’s teachings through seminars and residential training in the UK and Overseas. These events and courses focus on a diverse range of exercises based on traditional Martial Arts practices, providing participants with the means to enhance and maintain their own physical health and well-being.


Please check the “Activities” page on this site for further information regarding upcoming training opportunities.



Sifu accepts only those applicants who are highly motivated and can fully commit to their studies for the duration of the course. The training sessions are traditional and conducted privately. If you are interested in beginning training with Sifu, please contact his PA using the enquiry form below, explaining what draws you to practice under his tutorage. Upon acceptance, it is essential that each student engages in a preliminary conversation with Sifu to determine their individual route within the training programme, so that a distinct path to progress can be established.