|David L. Knight was born on
September 10, 1969, in Shreveport, Louisiana. David started learning martial
arts at the age of 11 under Sensei Dale Bryner. After studying several other
martial arts, David started Isshin-ryu karate in Hammond, LA in 1991. David
continued his Isshin-ryu training after he was commissioned to 2nd LT. in
the US Army.
In 1996 Sensei Arcenio J. Advincula accepted David Knight as an Isshin-ryu karate student. Under Sensei Advincula’s direct tutelage, David was promoted to Rokudan in Isshin-ryu karate, and has also trained in Hindiandi Gung Fu, Ryu Kon Kai Kobudo and ACE Escrima from Sensei Advincula.
David Knight was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate by Sensei A.J. Advincula in Kailua, HI 7 May 2010 and has been certified and issued his 2nd (Shihan) Renshi teaching certificate.