About the Instructor:
Master William "Shadow" Crampton (Long, Bao Han) has studied Martial Arts for over 40 years, most of which were spent in the Far East. He spent 23 years stationed in the Far East in the service of the United States Air Force and is now retired. Master Crampton trained 30 years with Grandmaster S. L. Martin. His Martial Arts experience is varied and covers multiple styles. From 1969 to 1971 Master Crampton studied Tie Kwan Do and attained the rank of Brown Belt.. In 1972 he began studying Thai Boxing in Thailand. For 1984 to 1985 he was stationed in Kunson A.F.B. in Korea, where he studied Hop-Ki-Do and attained the level of 1st degree Black Belt.
His Martial Arts, under Grandmaster S. L. Martin, has afforded him the opportunity to study Chung Kuo Chuan Kuoshu (National Martial Arts of China) System of the Tiger, Crane, Dragon,
Praying Mantis, and also learning some Pai Hur Chuan Chi-Kung (Internal White Crane Kung Fu). While a member of the International Federation of Chinese Martial Arts, under Grandmaster S. L. Martin, he has attained the level of forth degree black belt. In 2006 he was awarded Coach to Taiwan and in 2007 Master Crampton was entered into the discipleship.
Master Crampton formed his Branch - The Flying Dragon School while stationed at McClellan A.F.B. in California. He is a member of the Taichung Tang Sho Dao Association of Taiwan, International Federation of Chinese Martial Arts, United Martial Arts Referees Association. He is presently planning his fifth trip to Taiwan. In the past he has held the title of Pennsylvania Director. Master Crampton is also very involved in the local community. He has been teaching a self-defense awareness class at the Kennett Middle School for the past six years. In addition, for the past five years when his time was not dedicated to the Martial Arts, he has been involved in the theater with the amateur acting troupe called Kennett Amateur Theater Society, (K.A.T.S.)