About​ Us

Established in 2000 by Sifu Jerry Nicholls and Master Ji Jian Cheng​

The Traditional Chinese Martial Arts & Black Tiger association was founded in Reading to teach students the fundamentals of traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Qi Gong and self defense. The Traditional Chinese Martial Arts & Black Tiger Association is a recognized member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA).

Sifu Jerry Nicholls

Sifu Jerry Nicholls

Sifu Jerry Nicholls is a martial arts expert with over 35 years of experience. He teaches Tai Chi Chuan, both Chen and Yang style, Xing Yi Quan, 18 Luohan Quan and Baji Quan as well as Qi Gong.

He had the honour of studying under the tutelage of the highly respected Master Ji Jian Cheng, Director of Physical Education at the University of Hangzhou and senior government representative for the promotion of traditional martial arts in Europe and the United States.

He travelled extensively throughout China to conduct research of the history and philosophy of Chinese Martial arts combined with Chinese approach to health and well-being.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my knowledge and expertise with students who, in turn, are motivated to realise their own potential in the traditional martial arts.

Sifu Jerry Nicholls

Chinese Martial Arts Classes in Reading

We run weekly Tai Chi classes and Beginners Courses to introduce you to this traditional form of Chinese martial art.
Private classes for both internal and external styles can be arranged as well.