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Shihan Dave has been involved in Martial Arts for over 30 years, he is the chairman of Traditional Karate Great Britain.

In his years of training and instructing Shihan Dave has achieved high levels of achievement in a variety of martial arts and is recognised as a 5th Degree black belt by the BNMAA, the AMA, BBI, TKGB and IKF.

Shihan Dave holds 6 recognised grades of black belt (1st Dan) in different martial disciplines.  

He is graded to the following levels in various martial arts:

Isami Ryu Karate Jutsu         5th degree black belt

Ki Sente Ai Karate Jutsu       4th degree black belt

Freestyle Karate                    3rd degree black belt

Fudoshin Kenjutsu                 3rd degree black belt

Go Kyo Atemi Jutsu              2nd degree black belt

Goju-kai Karate                      1st degree black belt

Eight Winds Aiki Jutsu           1st degree black belt

Kempo Karate                        1st degree black belt

Brithai                                      1st degree black belt

Kobudo                                   1st kyu

GKR karate                            3rd kyu

Aikido                                      3rd kyu  

He has also trained and worked with many other instructors within the martial arts fraternity and through this has gained knowledge, experience and levels of achievement in Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan karate, Wado Ryu karate, Shukokai Karate, Kung Fu, Filipino arts and Ju Jutsu.

Shihan Dave is a long-standing member of the British National Martial Arts Association and has been part of the grading panel at the International Martial Arts awards on a number of occasions. He has represented both England and Great Britain in Freestyle karate and is a three-time recipient of National Awards and a two time recipient of International awards in recognition of his achievements. 

His hobbies include mountaineering and hiking along with martial arts history and traditions.