MARTIAL ARTS - Practitioner and teacher of the martial arts since 1973, (retired), and the original founder, chief instructor and chief grade examiner of the Dragon Martial Arts School in 1979. Renamed the Tai Wai Martial Arts School in 1997. Honorary chief instructor and technical adviser 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) and 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.
SPECIAL WRITING PROJECTS - Founder of the Dragonwriter (UK) Network in 2004, the Aftershock Awareness Project in October 2012. Also Pen Arts - learning to write site, Dave’s Report, Create My Web. Also The (UK) Writer.
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 the Tamworth Herald newspaper, Tamworth Times newspaper, TAO Martial Arts & Lifestyle Magazine, 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, I.T.V. Telethon and many local events including being featured on regional television and local radio.