Instructor - Shihan David Bennett
Roku Dan Ho Grade
He has been the President of the Jyoshinmon organisation in New Zealand since 1990. He started with Jyoshinmon in 1971 and gained his Shodan in 1981. Subsequent grades with Nidan in 1984, Sandan in 1986, Yondan in 2000, and Godan in 2012. Unlike other karate styles, there are only 6 Dan levels in Joshinmon Shorin-Ryu.
David first visited Japan in 1986 and this was followed by many more visits with the previous trip in 2014 for the 45th Jyoshinmon Anniversary Festival held in Tokyo.