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"Ziranmen: A Journey to Uncover Answers to Questions You Never Knew to Ask"

New Classes in Berlin and Kassel

Now You can practice with us in Berlin and Kassel the inner Martial Art of Ziranmen. 

Park am Gleisdreieck, next to the Cafe TOR EINS
Every Saturday at 11 am.
Alain Thierry – alain@ziranmen.de
Benjamin Soubeille – benjamin@ziranmen.de

Where? Tannenwäldchen
Every Friday at 4 pm.
Naseem Raufi – naseem@ziramen.de



Ziranmen is a Chinese martial art classified among the northern martial arts of China. It is an ‘internal’ martial art, focusing on working with the body’s internal processes. Ziranmen translates to ‘Nature,’ reflecting the school’s emphasis on effective and efficient natural movements. Unlike many martial arts or combat sports that rely on predefined techniques, Ziranmen favors principles over rigid forms, making it a unique and adaptable martial art.

Chinese martial arts are incredibly diverse, with countless styles, sub-styles, and family styles. Some have gained global popularity, while others remain lesser-known, practiced by only a few and passed down to even fewer. Ziranmen is one of these rare styles, embodying a deep connection to the natural flow and efficiency of movement.


Teachers of Ziranmen

Teachers of Ziranmen


Our dedicated team of Teachers brings the profound Art of Ziranmen to life in various cities. We proudly offer in-person training in Berlin, Leipzig, Kassel, Bad  Gandersheim, Aachen, Saarbrücken,  Zürich and Toronto. Each location is staffed with experienced teachers committed to guiding students on their martial arts journey. Join us in any of these cities to explore the depth and beauty of Ziranmen.

Alain Thierry


Alain is a dedicated martial arts practitioner and instructor with expertise in Chen Style Taiji Quan, Xingyi Quan, and Shuaijiao. With his strong foundation he is teaching Ziranmen and Qigong in Berlin.

Thomas Diesner


Thomas is an experienced practitioner  in Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Liuhe Bafa, and Baji Quan. With his profound knowledge he  teaches Ziranmen in Berlin.


Benjamin Soubeille


Benjamin is a passionate practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts, with experience  in Taiji Quan, Tanglang Quan (Mantis Boxing), and Xing Yi Quan. He is teaching Ziranmen and Boxing in Berlin.

Jason Chiu


Jason, an experienced practitioner of Wu Style Taiji Quan, leads a Ziranmen group in Toronto, Canada.

Thomas Kalb


Thomas is a multi-talented individual skilled in craftsmanship, meditation, and Chinese martial arts, teaching Ziranmen, Taiji Quan, Qigong, and meditation practices in Leipzig..

Harald Kühn


Harald, experienced in Chen Style Taiji Quan and with deep expertise in Xingyi Quan, teaches Ziranmen and Qigong in the region of Hildesheim.

Oliver Gerets


Oliver, experienced in various martial arts, is currently teaching Ziranmen in the region of Aachen.

Patrik Muther


Patrik, with a long history in Chinese martial arts and as an experienced practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, teaches Ziranmen in Zürich and also runs a practice for traditional Chinese medicine there.

Naseem Raufi


Naseem is experienced in a variety of Chinese martial arts, showcasing a broad skill set.  He is the leading instructor for Ziranmen outside of China. Additionally, Naseem has the honor of being the tudi disciple of Yu Guangde Shifu, a testament to his dedication and skill.

Whats going on

4 Days intensiv Ziranmen


Ziranmen Camp No.6


Ziranmen Camp 2024
The 6th annual Ziranmen Camp is scheduled to take place in Kassel, Germany, in July 2024. Our previous camps have been both intensive and successful, fostering a supportive and friendly atmosphere that encourages deep learning and personal development.
What’s New This Year
In 2024, we’re introducing an additional activity that leverages Kassel’s natural and cultural offerings. The city is known for its scenic hiking trails in northern Hessen and its status as Documenta City, home to numerous museums and art galleries. We plan to dedicate a day to a moderate hiking and practice session, suitable for all participants, followed by a brief exploration of Kassel’s art scene.
Daily Schedule
Participants can expect three structured training sessions each day:
Morning: A gentle boxing session to start the day.
Late Morning: Introduction to the day’s main topic .
-Afternoon:Further exploration of the day’s theme.
-Evening: Optional acupressure session.
Our program is designed to be flexible, adapting to the needs and levels of our participants, ensuring everyone can gain from their time with us.
The camp will be led by Naseem Raufi, a Tudi disciple of Yu Guangde. Naseem represents the Ziranmen tradition outside of China and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the camp.
Additional Information
– Capacity: The camp is limited to 12 participants to maintain a quality learning environment.
– Cost: The fee for the camp is €850.
– Date: July 18th- 21st
– Registration Please contact Naseem Raufi at NASEEM@ZIRANMEN.DE to register or for more information.
– **Accommodation: A list of recommended accommodations with reasonable rates will be available.



Please let us know your name and we will sent you all the information you need for attending the Seminar. If you have Further questions don´t hesitate TO ASK:

Ziranmen Online

The decision to teach a Chinese martial art online was not an easy one. To be honest, it took me four years to accumulate enough material and experience in online teaching. What I’ve found is that it makes little sense to just provide context-free instructions or videos for everyone to pick and choose as they please. What’s needed is careful guidance and instruction from the teacher. But above all, as a teacher, I need to listen and understand how you’re receiving and interpreting the content, making this online course very personal. The focus of this course will be Ziranmen, a Chinese martial art that, like Taiji Quan, Bagua Zhang, and Xingyi Quan, belongs to the so-called internal styles. Although Ziranmen may appear extremely simple to learn at first glance, don’t be fooled. I want to be upfront: the skills are difficult to acquire, and the exercises are demanding both physically and mentally. However, they are designed to be simple enough to easily integrate into your daily routine. About the lessons: Most of the exercises I will provide will be personalized videos and content based on the group’s questions and level. Each group will consist of a maximum of 15 participants, and a new training video will be uploaded every week. This way, your training library will grow continuously without overwhelming you with content. Registration is through Patreon, and then through the “Gongfu Professional” tier. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session included in the course on every first Friday of the month. These sessions offer you the opportunity to ask questions, clear up any uncertainties, and receive direct feedback. It’s an excellent way to personalize the online instruction and ensure you’re getting the most out of the course. What I won’t be doing here: Content about traditional medicine, deep Daoist philosophy, magic, and energetics will not be part of my teachings. This doesn’t mean that I consider traditional Chinese medicine to be useless or Daoism unimportant. I have my own beliefs in these areas, and part of that is my decision not to teach them. I’m looking forward to guiding you on this exciting journey!

Since October, we have an online program which we offer through Patreon. It has been very successful and in January 2023 we will offer a new course for interested parties. To sign up, follow the link

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