Looking back at 2018.


2018 was another good year for the Academy, and for Bill Keith in particular who became the second person in the club's history to reach the prestigous rank of Grand Master.

We also saw Ben Mercer teaching the Da Dao (Military Sabre) and Martin Perry teaching the Jiu Jie Bian (nine-sectional whip), two very different weapons now rarely seen and both taught for the first time this year.   Well done to all those who persevered and got quite handy with both, that was no small achievement.

This year also saw the re-introduction of the Academy's junior section after a decade long absence.  Could the next generation of White Cloud Instructors be amongst those select few who have taken up the challenge so far.


With more planned for the new year, 2019 at the White Cloud Academy could well be just as big.

Just keep watching this space . . . 

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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