Emir

Master David's in depth knowledge of the Shaolin art, internal fighting systems and martial arts in general shines through when he instructs his students. Even after 30 years teaching Shaolin Kung Fu, he still maintains a young heart that is enthusiastic and eager to share the sometimes overwhelming abundance of knowledge.

Master David makes learning fun with his witty humor and his astute observations. Above all, he has a deep understanding of actual fighting applications hidden within each fighting system and of the strategy required to set them up properly for sparring and combat application. His lectures and demonstrations of proper timing, strategy and use of deception for sparring and combat are always huge eye openers even to many of us senior students. I have had an amazing journey of discovery and learning as a student of the Shaolin art and I'm glad I discovered his school. I only wish I had started even earlier, for I had walked into the school countless times for a few years before actually joining.

What makes the school even more unique is that his wife Master Sharon is the perfect counter balance with a very different style of teaching and a slightly different perspective that occasionally focuses more on the conditioning and health aspects of the art as well as the more technical aspects of training. The two instructors are like Yin and Yang each having a good balance of martial application, conditioning, and technique, yet each emphasizing slightly different aspects of the art for a complete learning experience that is truly unique. We as students definitely get the of both worlds.

Emir Santana Student since 1996