Professional background in the field of sports marketing and healthcare.
Launched The Spirit of Sport Ltd a company dedicated to raising funds for sport worldwide.
Successfully raised funds for major events, including SportAid in London in 1986.
Launched, managed and distributed SporTime magazine for the General Association of International Sports Federations in Monaco.
Founded, launched and published Sport Business Magazine in London.
Set up and operated Healthways, the first UK executive medical health and fitness centre.
Traditional Japanese Budo
David began the study of traditional Japanese Budo (martial arts) and philosophy in 1961 and is now one of the highest graded individuals in three distinctly different disciplines – Karate – Aikido and Iaido (the art of sword drawing) outside of Japan.
He founded Budokan in the UK in 1970.
He also teaches and practises Zazen – seated meditation- in the Soto Sect of Zen Buddhism tradition. This silent meditation, or Shikantaza, uses the technique of conscious breathing to maintain the physiology of attention that induces calm, clarity and concentration and is practiced every day as an integral part of his study of traditional Japanese Budo and philosophy, and in his own personal development.
Today, he currently holds the title of Kyoshi (Master in Waiting) with the Nippon Dai Butokukai in Kyoto, Japan's oldest traditional martial arts organisation, and holds the ranks of 6 Dan Karate, 6 Dan Aikido and 6 Dan Iaido with them. He trained in all three disciplines at the Butokuden in Kyoto, Japan, in 1998, 2002 and 2008.
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It began in 1983 with cancer.
I worked through it every day with high dose Vitamin C, early morning anatomical meditation, exercise with Japanese Martial Arts and consumed foods that were rich in antioxidants and anti-cancer properties as much as I could, which I still do to this day.
But there was something more important than just sticking to my daily protocol.
It was this belief to my existential core, that if I cared for my body from the way I breathed and sustained myself to the daily practice of medtation which gave me peace of mind, my spirit would come along for the ride and play its integral role in the process of healing by forging an incredible belief system in doing so.
And so it has proved.
Today, people come to me for all sorts of advice and assistance, on a wide range of topics, many of which are to be found here, under the three main umbrella headings above plus Cancer, which itself has played a significant part in my life and has contributed much to my own suffering.
Because life is difficult, far more difficult than most beleive is fair and reasonable and which causes great suffering.
In the pool of persnal lifetime health you are mostly thrashing about on your own, especially for life threatening illnesses such as Cancer, where many of my friends and family members have died needlessly by relying exclusively on medical oncology which failed to give them a shred of hope and shortened their lives with disastrous consequences for their loved ones.
If we stopped relyiing exclusively on conventional medical care and used the tools available to us today to learn about the massive number of other options out there that can make a positive contribution to our general health and wellbeing while we are younger and active - we will all be in a much better position to protect our health when we are older.
And when you do become ill - you will have to dig deep into your resevoirs of self belief.
A belief in providing your body, your mind and your spirit with the tools of self healing, staring serious illness defiantly in the face and having the common sense and courage to do what is best for you.
This is what this site is about - it is about what you can take from it, which I hope you will find interesting and helpful. And from which you can begin to freely explore and benefit from your natural curiosity in the boundless universe inside you at the cellular and bacterial level.
In the words of the age old publishing maxim - “Inform - Educate - Inspire” - if the contents of this site can do any one of these three - then it will have achieved its only objective.
To believe in your Self.