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David began self-defense/martial arts training in Kenpo Karate in 1980.
David studied kickboxing, Thai Boxing, judo, T'Ai Chi, and defensive shooting.
David is a certified instructor in the disciplines below.
Currently, he is ranked as a fifth-degree black belt and holds the titles of, Master Instructor of the revered Filipino Martial Arts (blunt and edged weapons), Sensei- Teacher of Japanese Aikido, and
Instructor- teacher of handgun and rifle.
David's specialty is Adult Self-Defense, Filipino Martial Arts (instructor's certificate is advanced),
and defensive shooting.
David is continuously studying, training, and teaching to assure his students of the highest quality of instruction and training.
Past students have included individuals, corporations, law-enforcement, and fellow martial artists.
Over the last thirty years, David has accomplished an impressive body of work. He pioneered most of the pistol licensing courses taught in the community education programs of at least fifteen local districts.
He pioneered the first and only international martial arts radio talk show in Buffalo,
interviewing some of the legends of martial arts.
Sole local competitor in the first international, full contact, stick-fighting tournament.
Was the defensive tactics instructor for the Erie County Probation Dept. for four years.
Was an adjunct professor at Erie Community College (ECC),
teaching self-defense for college credit to ECC students.
Has been a commercial self-defense/martial arts business since 1987,
and is now offering exclusive private training.
Approximately three-thousand students have studied and
trained at ADA.