Brian Eastwood - White Cloud's New Black Belt.


The grading this sunday mornig was special for numerous reasons, the first being that for the first time in the Academy's history a class was graded on their skill with a Da Dao. 

The Chinese MIlitary sabre was taught for the first time last summer and now, after just over of a year of training later the class were ready to demonstrate a form that very other few people will ever know.  And all performed superbly.

This was also the day that saw Brian Eastwood finally join the other White Cloud instructors as the academy's newest Black Belt; and Alan Williamson reach the rank of 3rd Dan.


Well done to everyone on their respective achievements and good luck to Brian as he moves out to the front of the class.

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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