David joined the club in March 2003 and quickly progressed through the grades over the next 3 years. In March 2006 David was graded 3rd Kyu by Sensei Alan Murdoch. David competed in the 2007 Alan Murdoch Cup held in Melbourne achieving 2nd place in the over 35yr Kumite and 3rd in the over 35yr Kata.
During Sensei Ennio Anselmi’s visit to Lismore in June 2008, David was graded to Shodan. David once again competed in the 2008 Alan Murdoch Cup in Melbourne, duplicating his 2007 results.
Whilst attending training with Ishitobi Sensei in May 2010, David was awarded his Nidan by Sensei Ennio.
Sensei David was awarded the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan Black Belt) by Sensei Ennio in September 2013 after several days of intensive training.
- 2008 – Graded to Rank of Shodan
- 2010 – Graded to Rank of Nidan
- 2013 – Graded to Rank of Sandan