David Gleis

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David Gleis was born December 18, 1969, in Ammityville New York.  It was In 1999 he began his study of Isshinryu from Sensei Richard Velez . David continually trained with and help run two dojos on Long Island with Sensei Velez.  in 2005 he was  promoted to Yondan By Sensei Velez and Sensei Trimm. He continued to train and teach until July 2007 when due to job opportunities he and his family had to relocate to Mebane, North Carolina.  In 2009 Sensei Advincula accepted him as a student. He continues his training and strives to learn and preserve the teachings of Isshin-ryu Karate and Kobudo as taught by Master Tatsuo Shimabuku.