Instructors

Grand Master Peter Thorn

Official Grade: 10th Degree Master
Started Martial Arts: 1967
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger
Who Taught Pete: Robert Johnson, Pete studied White Tiger & Shaolin Tiger Ripping under Mr Bob Johnson who instructed him on the art in 1967, before Bruce Lee had made a name for himself in the UK.

Pete trained with Bob from 1967 in Leicester until Bob’s unexpected death in 1994. Within this time with Bob he instructed him on the martial arts which also included the One inch punch, Dim Mak

Pete didn’t leave Bob’s club to start his own club because Bob had so much knowledge of  martial arts to pass on to him. So he continued with Bob and Helped run the Fu-Jow-Pai Club where he and Bob continued to develop the art even further and in 1990 Bob awarded Pete his Masters degree

Master Gordon Hooke

Official Grade: 8th Degree Master
Started Martial Arts: 1972
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger
Who Taught Gordon: Robert Johnson & Pete Thorn, Chris Hubbard, Roger LeButt

Gordon started in 1972 training with Bob Johnson the founder of the style, Gordon then trained with Roger LeButt and Chris Hubbard and at Bob’s clubs around Leicester. Gordon managed to talk Grand Master Thorn out of retirement a few years ago and has enjoyed the opportunity to develop his skills – you never stop learning.

 

Gavin Sawbridge

Instructor Gavin Sawbridge

Official Grade: 2nd Degree Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 1987, started tiger in 2013
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Bob Johnson’s White Tiger & Taekwondo
Who Taught Gavin: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin, Bob Sawbridge, Steve Taylor, Jason Denning

Gavin began training in Jung Shin Taekwondo in 1987, aged 6, trained by Steve Taylor (founder of Jung Shin), Master Jason Denning, and Gavin’s father Bob Sawbridge who is a 6th dan Taekwondo instructor! Gavin took a break at age 22 and then started training in tiger with Master Gordon Hooke and the team at Tai Gik Koon around 2014.

Richard Colebourne

Instructor Richard Colebourne

Official Grade: 2nd Degree Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 2013
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Bob Johnson’s White Tiger

Alec Bayliss

Instructor Alec Bayliss

Official Grade: 1st Degree Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 2005
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Bob Johnson’s White Tiger
Who Taught Alec: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin, Neil Ludford

Alec has tried other martial arts styles but feels Tiger is the best for him, he says ” the style is the only one that is adaptable to everybody of differing ability and build” Alec says that anybody who wants to learn self defence should try White Tiger.

 

Alfred Radu

Instructor Alfred Radu

Official Grade:1st Degree Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 2007
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Taekwondo & Bob Johnson’s White Tiger
Who Taught Alfred: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin

Jon Dunn

Instructor Jon Dunn

Official Grade:1st Degree Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 2014
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in:  Bob Johnson’s White Tiger
Who Taught Jon: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin

 

 

 

 

Joshua Colebourne

Jnr Instructor Joshua Colebourne

Official Grade: Junior Instructor
Started Martial Arts: 2013
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Bob Johnson’s White Tiger

 

 

 

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