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.

Sportverein GEA-Happel e.V.
Südstraße 48
44635 Herne

Matt Beddows, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Matt Beddows
Lion Dance Coach

Antonia Cullum, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Antonia Cullum

Giorgos Tzanodaskalakis, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Giorgos Tzanodaskalakis

Giorgos is the representative of our Crete Branch. Giorgos first met Shifu Dale in 2011, since then he has followed him as a student. Giorgos says, ‘My whole life and Kung Fu progress has turned to a better essence and meaning since meeting my Dear Shifu. Our family’s Eagle Claw Kung Fu is the most part of my living, training and teaching. Always in accordance to the ways of our Dear Shifu, it is the method that layer by layer evolves the body, mind and spirit skills within the proper process. I am forever lucky and blessed to be a part of this family’.

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Culture Association of Heraklion
Zakyntou 7
Heraklion, Iraklion, Crete
tel: 2810330602, mob: 6932664523

Sophie-Marie Glover, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Sophie-Marie Glover
Studio Manager

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

Joe Koz, Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong Joe
Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong

Jan McIntyre, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Jan McIntyre
Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong