Dave holds three black belts in various styles of Karate, and is a Fifth degree black belt in his Respective style, he has study martial arts since the age of 7, starting in the discipline of Shotokai Karate under Harada Sensei, then went on to Shotokan Karate Under Sensei Mike O'brien, but felt there was still something lacking.
Dave then Joined the W.C.K.A a modern style karate which was run at that time by Master Cliff Brown, where he was awarded his 5th degree black belt by Master Brown.
Dave was assistant chief instructor to Master Brown and a full time professional Karate instructor running four successful clubs.
The association become one of the most prolific and feared fighting teams in Wales, where they went on to Represent GB on numerous occasions and win titles in various countries around the world, fighting in the World and European championships. Dave still teaches today and makes a guest appearance at some of his students clubs to pass his knowledge on.
His passion to develop his repertoire has led to him continuing the study KAPAP and Wing Chun.
Dave, for many years has also worked in various venues throughout South Wales as Nightclub/Bar security. The reason he started in this business was to see what actually worked and what didn’t, out of all his years of training in Martial arts; from there he has adapted his style into an effective form of self-defense.
As Technical/ Academy Director for RESOLVE it, Dave has a passion for raising people’s awareness on personal safety, confidence and self-esteem while helping to improve life skills; developing their awareness in how to avoid and deal with challenging and potentially dangerous situations.