Contact & Location

Training Times and Locations 


Chinese Boxing - Juniors                                      Friday 7:30 - 9:00

The class is for 7 - 13 year olds.  

The ancient art of Chinese Boxing - derived from the Lohan Kung Fu of the Shaolin Monks - is easy to learn and perfect for younger martial artists.  As well as teaching students how to block, kick and punch the class can also improve fitness levels, increase self-confidence & resilience and instil a certain amount of discipline into those who commit to it.



Open to new members.

First night is free, then £4 per class








Beginners Wing Chun                                     Friday 7:30 - 9:00


The basic training method of Wing Chun involves the practitioner remaining stationary in the Gee Kim Yeung Maa (abduction stance) which develops leg strength and balance whilst you concentrate on the intricacies of the hand movements.  This also makes Wing Chun the perfect martial art to learn during these times of social distancing.

The Beginners class will focus on the basic blocks and strikes and the first form of the art - Siu Lim Tao. 



£6 per class.   



Tai Chi & Chi Gung.                                                            Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00


The class will involve various aspects of the internal martial arts including 5-element chi gung, zhan zhong and the White Cloud 84 step Tai Chi pattern.  Led by chi gung specialists Master Bill Keith and Sifu Alan Williamson, the class is beneficial to both martial artists and those just wanting to practice for health.




£6 per class




The Academy has carried out a full risk assessment concerning training during the current COVID19 pandemic.  

This risk assessment is available on request.






All classes are held in the sports hall at:

St Bede's RC High School,

Green Lane,


BB2 4SR.




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The White Cloud Martial Arts Academy is the original school founded in 1962 by Master Derek Gordon, passed directly to his highest ranked student Master Dave Cowell in 1994 and now training exclusively at St Bede's RC Sports College.  Over the years many instructors have been trained at the White Cloud Academy and several now run successful schools of their own.  However, although these instructors are White Cloud trained they are not recognised by the Academy and as such neither are any of their students. 

The White Cloud Martial Arts Academy at St Bedes is not associated with any other school of Kung Fu and is the only place to learn the White Cloud Kung Fu system devised by Master Derek Gordon!

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