Our Instructors

Darren Trottman

Chief Instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu

Darren first began learning Tiger Crane Combination kungfu in 1995, after many years studying Judo, Kickboxing and Wing Chun. He also teaches Shuang Yang classes and kungfu for children.

He has been going to China to further his knowledge in kungfu since 2001, and now goes to Fujian Province in South China annually to learn from preeminent Masters in Calling White Crane and Fujian Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing. Darren has additionally studied Natural Boxing, Yong Chun White Crane Fist and Fujian Shaking Crane in China.

Darren is proud to have strong links with Masters in China, Singapore and the UK. He is also a BCCMA judge for traditional Southern Chinese forms.

 

Heather McLean

Head Instructor and Children’s Instructor, Southern Crane Kungfu

Heather has studied at Southern Crane Kungfu for 12 years. She has travelled to Fujian Province in Southern China every year for many years, training with Masters in Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing, Fujian Calling Crane and Fujian Shaking Crane. In the UK she teaches Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing, Fujian Calling Crane and Tiger and Crane Combination.

Additionally, Heather is a qualified children’s kungfu instructor and a BCCMA judge for traditional Southern Chinese forms.

She also studies Pencak Silat, both Indonesian and Malaysian.

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