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
Lion Dance Coach

Antonia Cullum, Shi Jie

Shi Jie Antonia Cullum

Sophie-Marie Glover, Shi Jie

Sophie-Marie Glover SRSH, Shi Jie

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


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