Master David King
Current Ranks: 7th Dan Kukkiwon WT Taekwondo, 3rd Dan Hapkido (Korea Hapkido Federation), Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fari Salievski.
Teaches: Adults Hapkido & Taekwondo, Adults BJJ, Childrens BJJ & Kickboxing
David has been teaching since 1988 in the local area. Starting in Taekwondo he was one of the top fighters in his weight division 50-54kg Fly weight. He competed at a national and international level for many years. Missing out on Olympic qualification against Paul Lyons (Olympic Fighter) by one point. David is well respected and well known throughout the Taekwondo community. He continues to train and now competes in Poomse after his heart attack. David won Sports Person of the Year for 2019 Logan City Sports Awards for his efforts after his heart attack and his determination to keep training.
David has been training Hapkido since 1995 and is extremely knowledgeable in the art. David is currently training towards his 4th Dan. In 2008 David picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and continues to train with some great mentors and black belts from around Australia.
David is an extremely calm and patient instructor who teaches in a relaxed atmosphere. Bringing his old school martial arts values and discipline to maintain a high standard in the club. David is inclusive of all types of people and enjoys teaching anyone who is willing to learn.