Brian Eastwood - Instructor

Brian began training at the Academy back in the early 00's and considers himself a late starter, being in his 30's before he learnt any form of martial art.  Brian did have to take a break part way through his journey towards Black Belt; but when he returned after an eight year absence he, in his typical humble way, insisted on starting all his grading again from the beginning!

 

Over the years Brian has covered more of the extensive White Cloud syllabus than most but his focus remains on those topics which have always been the Academy’s core.  He prefers the Dan Dao over the other, rarer weapons and enjoys working on the White Cloud Tai Chi Sabre Form.  He has also concentrated much of his time on Wing Chun, the school’s fundamental fighting style, and now as an instructor is working with Sifu Maurice Clempson to deliver classes which aim to find the balance between demonstrating the complexity of the art and the intensity of realistic application.


 

 

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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