INSTRUCTOR DAVID GREGORY 3RD DAN
David is a classically trained and also an original Goshinkwai student from the core club that Total Body Defence splintered off from. He has joined the Organisation in the recent years to share his first class knowledge with the up and coming home grown Total Body Defence students.
I am a 3rd Dan black belt under the Goshinkwai system and have over 30 years martial arts experience.
I started training in Goshinkwai Yawara under Nigel Kennett in Pontypool who was one of John and Gordan Warfields original students.
Following that I progressed on to train with Shihan Steve Rosser and Soki-Dai Mike Brown in Pontypool for 20+ years.
In 1997 I was asked to train with John Warfield who was one of the original founder members along with his brother Gordan in a Saturday morning Dan grading class. During my time training with John I was awarded:
* 1st Dan black belt October 1998
* 2nd Dan black belt October 2002
*3rd Dan black belt 2003
During this period I also trained with 7th Dan Jeff Keen and Soki Sian Warfield (Soki is the highest achievable grade in martial arts that is passed down through bloodline)
I know run my own club in Pentywnmawr Blackwood where we have a great class and infectious training atmosphere where anyone is welcome.
* South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Firefighter for 5 years
* First Aid Trauma and Defibrilation trained
* Sign language level 1
* Been lucky enough to train with many great martial artists including Maul Mornie and Zarah Pythian to name but a few