To earn a Black Belt, and with it the role of instructor, at The White Cloud Martial Arts Academy takes a minimum of five years dedicated training and usually more. So you can be assured that anyone teaching at the White Cloud Academy is experienced in what they're doing. The senior instructors all have decades of coaching under their belt.
All White Cloud black belts are required to complete an NVQ level 2 in 'martial arts coaching', in line with the UKMAF (United Kingdom Martial Arts Forum) requirements. The clubs instructors have also been trained in Child Protection, have passed a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check and are required to hold their own individual Personal Indemnity insurance.
The grading on Sunday 25th August not only saw Brian Eastwood earn his Black Belt but also Alan Williamson, an instructor since 2004 reach the rank of 3rd Dan.... more
Saturday the 8th June sees the 25th anniversary of the death of well-known and well-loved martial artist Derek Gordon, founder of the ‘White Cloud Martial Arts Academy’.... more