Our Instructors

Darren Trottman

Chief Instructor, Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing Kungfu

Darren first began learning kungfu in 1995, after many years studying Judo, kickboxing and Wing Chun. 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 Master Lin Zhang Ying, Sixth Generation Master of Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing.

Darren has also studied Fujian Calling Crane, Fujian Shaking Crane, Natural Boxing, and Yong Chun White Crane Fist in China from Masters in those styles.

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, Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing Kungfu

Heather has studied at Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing Kungfu for 13 years. She has travelled to Fujian Province in Southern China every year for many years, training with Master Lin Zhang Ying, Sixth Generation Master of Yong Tai Tiger Respect Boxing.

Heather has also travelled to China to study from Masters in 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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