Martine Niven

Shaolin Warrior Disciple, Practitioner

Martine has been studying Martial Arts for over 22 years and is a 35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Disciple. She is the first official female disciple in the UK under the guidance of 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Shifu Shi Yan Min, following him in the arts of Shaolin Gong Fu, Qi Gong and Chan Buddhism.

As well as training and teaching at the UK Shaolin Temple in Southampton she also runs her own Martial Arts School and Chinese Medicine Clinic, Natural Elements, in Bournemouth (UK). She has been a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many years training at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (UK) and specializes in Paediatrics.

She has dedicated more than half her life to the practice and sharing of these beautiful arts.


Train for yourself and for others. To achieve anything in your life put yourself into it 100%. Have plenty of belief, determination, and heart; then you can live and experience the way…