Shlomo David began his Budo studies in Israel in 1963.
He was a member of both Judo and Karate Israel National Teams during
the years 1968-1972.
In 1972 he traveled to Japan to experience a first hand knowledge
of its culture. It was there that he mastered in different martial
arts and disciplines, studying in the best schools and with the best
teachers of Japan.
He studied with the founder, Doshu Minoru Hirai, So Shihan Kazuo
Hasegawa 9th Dan, Shihan Seiki Shono 8th Dan, Shihan Shinjuru Narita
9th Dan and others.
He studied with Toshiro Daigo 9th Dan, Yoshimi Osawa 9th Dan of
the Kodokan; Isao Okano, former Olimpic, World and Japanese Champion
and Japanese National Coach and others.
He studied at Waseda University Karate Club; at J.K.A. under instruction
of Masatoshi Nakayama 9th Dan, chief instructor of J.K.A. and other
Sensei Shlomo David returned to Israel in 1977 and has continued
to visit Japan many times to continue advanced studies in Japanese
Budo. He held Senior National positions in both the Judo and Karate
National Federations during the years 1978-1992. He was a Senior
Editor of the Martial Arts Israel Magazine, wrote many articles
and lectured on martial arts of the east in different forums.
Shlomo David holds the following Japanese Grades and Titeles:
- Korindo Aikido Kyoshi 7th dan
Certified by Dai Nippon Butokukai
- Judo and Aikido "Kyoshi" certified by Dai Nippon Butoku
- Judo Senior Coach 6th Dan certified by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai
- Karate-do Instructor 5th Dan
- Military Close Combat Instructor 3rd Dan
Sensei Shlomo David is an International Licensed Instructor for
Korindo Aikido as well as being the sole representative of Korindo
Aikido in Israel. He is the head of Traditional Judo Organization
in Israel, representing both Judo and Aikido for the exclusive Japanese
Organization Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.
He is a researcher and writer of martial arts of the east.