About Jin Long
A Manchester based Culture Events Company and Martial Arts School.
Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts Ltd was set up by Deqing Chen with a view to expand and broaden the range and reach of Chinese classical and contemporary arts in the UK. We have been actively promoting Chinese cultural arts by providing performances, workshops, demonstrations and teaching high quality genuine Chinese Martial Arts to children and adults.
Already well established in the North West, we are committed to introducing a diverse range of Chinese culture to the UK, bringing the two cultures together through the medium of heritage and arts.
Jinlong has an inspiring history of organising events, providing cultural workshops and performances since establishment in 2000. We have cooperated with many groups (including organisations in the commercial and educational sectors), communities and councils, and frequently invited to do demonstrations at variety of events.
2000 - 2013Annual invitation to perform for Chinese New Year celebration at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
Annual invitation to perform at Chinese New Year Celebration Event organised in the UK by the Chinese Student and Scholar Association Manchester, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield etc….
2001Special invitation to perform at Royal Theatre, London
Performance at the Royal Ascot
Jin Long wushu team attend the 7th International Shaolin Martial Arts Festival in China
2003 - 2016Performance at the opening ceremony of Dragon Boat Race, Salford Quays
2005Performance at Manchester United Charity Party, Old Trafford
Wushu instructor at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
2007Performance for Sony Media Experience Event, Rhodes, Greece
2008Silk Screens – organised by the BBC
Tiger Beer Promotion – Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham
Workshops at various schools in and around Manchester for the promotion of Chinese culture in the celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Seminars/Involvement with Salford University - Benefits of Tai Chi on Mental Health
2008 - 2017Main organiser of Chinese New Year Festival, Stockport
2012Chinese New Year Celebration shows at Royal Theatre, Windsor
Martial Arts – Wushu & Tai Chi
Jinlong also runs a professional martial arts academy, established in 1999, teaching genuine contemporary Chinese Wushu (more commonly known as Kung Fu), Weapons, Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing), Qigong and Taiji to people of all ages and levels. Through the medium of martial arts, we aim to provide an environment where the qualities of family, self- discipline, respect and personal growth are able to thrive within all our students.
We are an official member of the BCCMA (British Council for Chinese Martial Arts) and regularly participate in competitions both in the UK and all over the world. Our achievements include a representative on the National British Team as well as gold, silver and bronze medals in international and open competitions.
Notable Current and Past Partners
- The Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester
- Chinese Embassy
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Manchester City Council
- Manchester CityCo
- Manchester Chinese Centre
- intu Trafford Centre
- Manchester City Football Club
- Manchester Airport
- Lowry Hotel, Manchester
- Confucius College at Manchester, Preston (Lancaster), Leeds, Worcester, Liverpool
- UK Chinese Student & Scholars Association
- Chinese Student & Scholars Associations of Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham
- Chengdu Cultural Bureau, International Affairs Office
- Chengdu School of Culture & Arts
- Chengdu Intangible Culture Protection Centre
- Kaifeng Council, Kaifeng Cultural Bureau, Kaifeng International Affairs Office