Stuart Keating, Da Shi Xiong

Da Shi Xiong Stuart Keating.

Stuart is our most senior student who has been with Shifu Dale for 25 years. He started training when Shifu Dale opened his new Eagle Claw School in High Wycombe.

Stuart went along to the very first lesson with some friends, where they all watched a great demonstration. He says, “I remember a low hanging light bulb becoming a casualty of the spear, it didn’t spoil the demonstration, if anything it added to it. I have been around ever since then, Kung fu becomes a way of life”.

Matt Smith, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Matt Smith.

Christian Kubiak, Shi Xiong

Christian Kubiak
Shi Xiong Christian Kubiak-

He started training in Eagle Claw with Shifu Dale in 2003, after practicing Qi Xing Tang Lang Quan for 18 years.

Due to his teacher emigrating and the historical connections of lineage between the two styles, Christian started to seek out an Eagle Claw practitioner which is how he found Shifu Dale. They agreed that Christian become a student under the terms that he learns the Eagle Claw System from the start of the fundamental curriculum.

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Matt Beddows, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Matt Beddows-
Assigned Lion Dance Coach.

Antonia Cullum, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Antonia Cullum- Assigned Kids Kung Fu Coach.

Sophie Marie Glover, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Sophie Marie Glover- UK Studio Manager and Assigned Coach.

Sophie is our UK Studio Manager, she assists Shifu Dale in all aspects of the school and manages various projects, inc sponsorship and charity events. She is also a ‘This Girl Can’ official supporter. Sophie creates the digital and social media content online, and is the first port of call for new students joining the school.

If you are looking to talk with us about our school; from information about classes, to our award winning Lion Dance team and Kung Fu demonstration team participating/hosting any events; weddings, chinese new year performances, charity or business, please don’t hesitate to contact Sophie via
or +44 (0)1628 780743

Malcolm Wheeler, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Malcolm Wheeler – Assigned Adults Kung Fu Coach.

Joe Koz, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Joe Koz-
Assigned Coach Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong.

Jan McIntyre, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Jan McIntyre-
Assigned Coach Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong.

Glenys McGraw

Glenys McGraw-
Executive Assistant, Policy Implementation Officer and Club Welfare Officer.

Glenys is the Executive Assisstant to ShiFu Dale and Shi Jie Sophie, she has authority to act on their behalf; should they be unavailable. Glenys’ main role is Club Welfare Officer and Policy Implementation Officer, but she also helps with other aspects of the school. Glenys can be contacted by any student (who is a member), regarding our policies or club welfare.