Martin Perry - Instructor

Martin began his training at Preston New Road, at was then the Blackburn Martial Arts Academy, in 1992. His path up through the grades was interrupted by injuries along the way but these he overcame to earn the rank of black belt in 2008. His first dan followed in 2010, his second on 2012 and since 2016 Martin has been the club's highest ranked instructor at the level of 3rd dan. 

Although specialisation is often required at this level, Martin is one of the few genuine 'all-rounders' and is equally at home pushing a class through a gruelling session as he is loosing himself in a Tai Chi form. He has always maintained a special affinity for the staff, the first weapon he learnt to use over 20 years ago; but also enjoys the grace and subtlety of the sword forms and has recently established himself as the Academy's authority on the 9-sectional whip - see his video here.

Martin's Gallery


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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