MARTIAL ARTS Practitioner and teacher of the martial arts since 1973 - now retired. Founder, chief instructor and chief grade examiner of the original Dragon Martial Arts School in 1979 - renamed the Tai Wai Martial Arts School in 1997. Honorary chief instructor and technical advisor to various clubs, groups and associations including teaching the combat arts at Keele University. Instructor to more than 4000 men, women and children in the Tamworth, (UK) region from 1979 to 2009 - members included the police, prison officers and security personnel. Practitioner of the various martial arts including karate and aikido. A 2nd British generation practitioner of the Chin Lum style of Chinese boxing. A former founder member of the Martial Arts Commission, (MAC). Recognised by the Gan Hong Moon Kung Fu Association of China in 1988.
AWARDS Awarded the 7th Degree Black Sash, (Masters Degree), in Northern Shaolin Chin Lum Kung Fu, (Jin Loong Chuan Fa), in 2001. Awarded Brown Sash in classical Wing Chun Kung Fu in 1975. Awarded 'Tamworth Herald Martial Arts Sporting Personality of the Year' in 1999 and voted Tamworth's top martial arts instructor by the Tamworth Times in 1995. Awarded - Martial Arts Illustrated HALL of FAME 2012 & 2015. Awarded - Truwaza Martial Arts Times HALL of FAME 'Writer of the Year' 2012.
FOUNDER/SPECIAL WRITING PROJECTS Founder of the Dragonwriter (UK) Network in 2004. Founder/writer of the Aftershock Awareness Project in October 2012. Founder/writer of the Pen Arts - learning to write site. Founder/writer of Dave’s Report. Founder/writer of Create My Web. Featured in, and feature writer for, various local newspapers and magazines. Feature writer/columnist for Combat Magazine, Totally Taekwondo Magazine, Truwaza Martial Arts Times, Martial Arts Pulse Magazine, Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine. Also - Tamworth Herald newspaper, Tamworth Times newspaper, Osu Magazine and various other publications over a period of more than 35 years. Also featured in Martial News and various other publications and journals. A former freelance independent ghostwriter for various groups and local businesses.
CHARITY EVENTS Involved in many charity fundraising events including the Tamworth Lions Carnival the Birmingham Children's Hospital, ITV Telethon and many local events. As featured on regional television and local radio.
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