Instructors

Grand Master Peter Thorn

Grand Master Peter Thorn

Official Grade: 10th Degree Master
Years Training: 46
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 Mr Robert Johnson club to start his own club because Bob had so much knowledge of the 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

Master Gordon Hooke

Official Grade: 8th Degree Master
Years Training: 43
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger
Who Taught Gordon: Robert Johnson & Pete Thorn, Chris Hubbard, Roger LeButt

Master Paul Martin

Master Paul Martin

Master Paul Martin

Official Grade: 7th Degree Master
Years Training: 33
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger, JKD, Boxing
Who Taught Paul: Bob Johnson, Peter Thorn, Gordon Hooke, Paul Johnson, Kwoklyn Wan

Paul’s opinion is that anything he can use from other martial arts is going to be useful for him.

Neil Ludford

Senior Instructor Neil Ludford

Official Grade: 6th Degree Senior Instructor
Years Training: 38
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger, Tai Chi, Hung Gar, Jeet Kune Do, Tai Kwon Do, Judo, Jujitsu
Who Taught Neil: Bob Johnson, Gordon Hooke, Pete Thorn, Paul Martin, Bob Bream, Eric Paulson, Rick Young, Les Remmick

Neil’s core style is and always has been Tiger, he uses every other style he has learnt to enhance his Tiger and further his knowledge of different systems. Neil’s wealth of knowledge makes him a valuable member of Tai Gik Koon Association.

Shaun Iliffe

Senior Instructor Shaun Iliffe

Official Grade: 5th Degree Senior Instructor                 Years Training: 18
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger
Who Taught Shaun: Gordon Hooke, Neil Ludford

Shaun was friends with Neil Ludfords sons, who introduced him to tiger.
After trying MMA, Judo, Karate, TaeKwondo, and more Shaun found White Tiger to be his preferred style to learn, and has been a very dedicated member of the Tai Gik Koon Association for over 18 years.

Richard Toleman

Instructor Richard Toleman

Official Grade: 3rd Degree Instructor
Years Training: 15
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Tiger & Wing Chun
Who Taught Richard: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin, Neil Ludford, Craig LeButt, Francis Asher

Richard has attended various reality based seminars and just wants to see Tiger become more popular and it’s heritage continue, he quotes: “it’s a devastating style and really draws you in. The club has a brilliant atmosphere and everyone helps each other to improve. Afterall its not everyday you can learn technique’s that can literally save your life”

 

Alec Bayliss

Instructor Alec Bayliss

Instructor Alec Bayliss

Official Grade: 1st Degree Instructor
Years Training: 9
Based: Leicester
Martial Arts Styles Trained in: Bob Johnson’s White Tiger
Who Taught Alec: Gordon Hooke, Peter Thorn, Paul Martin, Richard Toleman, Neil Ludford, Shaun Iliffe, Terry Dixon, Craig LeButt, Martin Bayliss

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.

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