Chief Instructor: David Denov
is a 3rd degree black belt who has more than 30 years experience
in the Martial Arts and enjoys teaching Shotokan, Chito-Ryu, Shoryn-Ryu,
and various systems of Ju Jitsu (learned training with members of
the Metropolitan Toronto Police Emergency Task Force). He has trained
extensively in each of these as well as dabbled in the Arts of Tae
Kwon-Do, Hapkido, and Mixed Martial Arts.
was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 2002 as
Instructor of the Year and the World Wide Martial Arts Hall of Fame
in 2004 as Master of the Year. He has received numerous awards competing
at Local, Provincial, National and International Karate Tournaments
representing Canada. He has been the #1 rated Self-Defence competitor
in North America as ranked by the National Blackbelt League multiple
times since 1999, and in 2006 he won the National Black-Belt League
(NBL) Traditional Self-Defence World Championship (write up from
Sport Karate Magazine below).
has also been very successful on the traditional international karate
scene, having won a Bronze Medal (1988 - Chicago) and a Gold Medal
(1990 - Detroit) at the Youth World Maccabiah Games and has competed
three times in Israel at the Senior Maccabiah Games, finishing in
fourth place in both 2001 and 2005, and acting as the team's Captain
in 2001. In addition, David placed 2nd at the World Seido Karate
Chamionships in 1992, held in Kingston, Jamaica, having tied for
first place and losing the tie breaker by a mere 1/100th of a point.
David also won the 2003 IKA World Championship in Adult Black Belt
Self Defence at the Kubota World Cup tournament held in Toronto,Canada
and successfully defended that title in both 2004 and 2005.
also travels extensively all over the world for seminars and symposiums
to maintain his high level of skill. Some symposiums were hosted
by Ju Jitsu International, YKKF, World Kobudo Federation, and the
World Ju Jitsu Federation, each having given David the opportunity
to train with the some of the best instructors in the world including
Richard Morris (UK), Alain Saille (France), Michael Lamonica (USA),
John Therien (Canada), and Jean-Yves Theriault (Canada).
is the founder of Kingsbridge Martial Arts Karate club, teaching
students ranging in age from from ages 6 to 60. David has also coached
locally, provincially, nationally and internationally rated Karate
students, including coaching students to a total of six amateur
world title wins during the 1999 and 2000 Sport Karate International
World Games in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and Savannah, Georgia,
USA. David is an Internationally recognized referee for forms, point
fighting, continuous fighting, weapons, self defence and grappling
Here to Contact David Denov.