From his own Website, in his own words
Massachusetts August 1990 - January 1992 (Kenpo Karate)
I started training in the martial arts when I was 16 years old at the United Martial Arts Academy in Southampton, MA. I trained there for 18 months. While training here, I met Ernest E. Laberge, and started training with him in the style of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu.
Massachusetts January 1992 - present (Modern Arnis)
I left Kenpo in order to train under Sensei Ed Charboneau in Modern Arnis. I attended my first summer camp with Professor Remy Presas in July, 1993 and was promoted to blue belt. I currently hold the rank of Lakan (black belt), as well as an advanced teaching certificate. Although I no longer live in MA. I continue to train in Modern Arnis, Filipino Stickfighting. I travel at least twice a year to train at Kicks and Sticks. I have trained with Guro Eric Alexander in CO. I also have 5 students in Colorado whom I train with several times a year, and I now have several students in Dallas, TX. I have worked extensively with Professor Remy Presas at various camps and seminars. In January of 1995, Guro Ernest Laberge and I opened 'Kicks and Sticks' a filipino martial arts training center located in Easthampton, MA. Although I left to pursue career opportunities, I continue to train there when time sees fit. One of the things Guro Laberge tries to encourage is diversification of knowledge in martial arts. We trained with Marc Denny and the Dog Brothers several times a year, and attended many seminars with various martial artist such as Grandmaster Remy Presas, Grandmaster Wally Jay, Grandmaster Depasquale Sr., Sifu Tom Sotis of the International Bladefighters guild, 'Super' Dan Anderson, George Dillman, and many others.
Check out the Kicks and Sticks web site for information on lessons.
Kicks and Sticks Homepage.
Colorado February 1998 - July 1998 (Judo)
While I continued to train in Modern Arnis, I seeked to expand my knowledge of the martial arts through diversifying my training. On February 3rd, 1998, I began taking lessons at the National Judo Training Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. It is the premier Judo school in the country, hosting members of the National Judo team on a regular basis. I enjoyed the training, however, accepted a job offer in Dallas and moved there on July 2nd, 1998.
Texas June 1999 - July 2000 (Machado Jiu Jitsu)
In an effort to continue my training in Ground fighting and generalized broadening of my knowledge of the martial arts, I began training under Carlos Machado. Well known as one of the foremost teachers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to train directly with him. I have not abandoned my Modern Arnis training, and continue to practice on my own, with my students, and at Kicks and Sticks whenever I can afford the time and money.
Texas: August 2001 - present (Pekiti Tersia Kali)
Training under the guidance of Mataas Na Guro Timothy Waid, with regular classes being run by Guro Paul Taylor, I quickly saw the value of this in-close style of blade fighting. Currently my classes are every Thursday night, though they are talking about adding an additional night as well.
Lakan Dave teaches the Filipino Martial Arts in Dallas, TX. His classes are 2 hours long and held on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Monday night classes are held at the Churchill Recreation center at Hillcrest and Churchill way from 6pm to 8pm. Tuesday classes are held at the Campbell Green Recreation center at Hillcrest and Campbell road from 7pm to 9pm. Lakan Dave can be contacted for more information at 214-763-1256.