New Round of Classes Starting

A New round of classes will be starting on both Tuesday's and Fridays from November. Read more

Brian Eastwood - White Cloud's New Black Belt.

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. Read more

Derek Gordon 1935 – 1994. Local Legend: Gone but not forgotten!

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’. Read more

Looking back at 2018.

A little look back at the major milestones from the last 12 months. Read more

The DA DAO taught for the first time!

For the first time in the academy's 56 year history the Military Sabre has been taught to a full class. Read more


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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