Student among many others
1982 - David born in Montpellier, south of France.
1996 - Starts to study landscaping and gardening with a great interest for Japanese gardens.
2002 - Becomes member of the Bujinkan.
2005 - Travels in Japan for the first time and becomes Sho Dan. (black belt first degree)
2009 - Becomes Yon Dan (black belt fourth degree) and at the same time leaves France for China.
2010 - David creates his Dojo (道场) and begins teaching to a few students in Shanghai.
2012 - David celebrates his thirtieth birthday, a decade in the Bujinkan and three years in China.
2013 - In accordance with his passion, he starts to work with a Japanese antique blades dealer to learn more about Nihon To (Japanese Blades) and their expertise.
The best is yet to come ...
Voices from the past.
If there are times when you feel lost in life and training, no matter how long you have been in the Art or what rank you have, remember to read the Dojo Kun. (道場訓)
1. To know that patience comes first.
2. To know that the path of mankind comes from justice.
3. To renounce greed, laziness, and obstinacy.
4. To recognize sadness, worry and resentment as natural and to seek the immovable heart, or Fudo Shin. (不動心)
5. To not stray from the path of loyalty and to delve always deeper into the heart of Budo (武道) pursuing the ways of both the literary and martial arts with balanced determination.
- Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu Sensei -
The practice of the martial arts has to allow the practitioners to discover themselves and their tolerance.
"A fusion of the body and the spirit for the construction of the being and the abandonment of seeming in constant adaptation to the environment".
- Takamatsu Toshitsugu Sensei -