About Me

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Professional background in the field of sports marketing and healthcare.

Launched The Spirit of Sport Ltd a company dedicated to raising funds for sport worldwide.

Successfully raised funds for major events, including SportAid in London in 1986.

Launched, managed and distributed SporTime magazine for the General Association of International Sports Federations in Monaco.

Founded, launched and published Sport Business Magazine in London.

Set up and operated Healthways, the first UK executive medical health and fitness centre.

 

 

Traditional Japanese Budo

David began the study of traditional Japanese Budo (martial arts) and philosophy in 1961 and is now one of the highest graded individuals in three distinctly different disciplines – Karate – Aikido and Iaido (the art of sword drawing) outside of Japan.

 

He founded Budokan in the UK in 1970.

 

He also teaches and practises Zazen – seated  meditation- in the Soto Sect of Zen Buddhism tradition.  This silent meditation, or Shikantaza, uses the technique of conscious breathing to maintain the physiology of attention that induces calm, clarity and concentration and is practiced every day as an integral part of his study of traditional Japanese Budo and philosophy, and in his own personal development.

 

Today, he currently holds the title of Kyoshi (Master in Waiting) with the Nippon Dai Butokukai in Kyoto, Japan's oldest traditional martial arts organisation, and holds the ranks of 6 Dan Karate, 6 Dan Aikido and 6 Dan Iaido with them.  He trained in all three disciplines at the Butokuden in Kyoto, Japan, in 1998, 2002 and 2008.

Tutorials

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Throughout my long teaching career, I have gone out of my way to 'be there' for people in need of help.

 

Its a built-in sense of purpose with me.

 

Today, people come to me for all sorts of advice and assistance, on a wide range of topics, all of which are to be found here, under the three main umbrella headings above.

 

Many find just the information they were looking for and some request that I act as their mentor for a period, to help them through a particular need - or a period of their lives they are finding difficult.  That is what my tutorials are there for.

 

And that is what this site is about  - it is about what you can take from it, which I hope you will find interesting and helpful.

 

In the words of the age old publishing maxim - “Inform - Educate - Inspire”  - if the contents of this site can do any one of these three - then it will have achieved its only objective.

 

To nourish your relationship with yourself, on every level.