David's formal training in martial arts began as a young adult studying Kenpo under the tutelage of Fujii Okimitsu and Andy McGill Sensei. Within six months of starting Kenpo, he was training a minimum of eighteen hours a week in the arts of Kenpo, Goshin Jujitsu, Aikido, Karate, Judo, and Kijutsu.
|David Wilson assisting Andy McGill Sensei back in the mid-1980s|
David earned his first Black Belt in Ki-Jitsu in 1987. In 1988 ( having specialised in several styles) he also earned his Shodan (1st-degree black belt) in several arts including, Goshin Jujitsu, Ki, Ki-Aikido, Aikijitsu, Kenpo, & Kempo JuJitsu. David opened his first dojo back in 1987 teaching Goshin Jujitsu as a member of the Kenseikai Budo Association, this was soon followed by classes in Kenpo as a member of Kenpo Kwai International. Since the early 80's he has attended hundreds of international seminars, first as the main assistant (uke), and from 1996 as a guest instructor.
|2018 Furenzu Budo Gathering, Kent, England|
In 1998 David joined the Mushin Budo Association which was headed by his good friend John Griffiths breaking his ties with Kenpo Kwai International in an agreeable manner and opened the North Kent Academy of Martial Arts predominantly teaching a mixture of Kenpo, Jujitsu, and Aikido. The same year he started small private classes for his senior students at his private dojo in Swanley, Kent. Over the next two years ( aided by his senior students ) he worked hard developing what is now known as our Bushin Kenpo counter-attacking system and in 2002 he opened his first Bushin Kenpo Kai dojo in South Darenth, Kent. Running as an independent Kai (group, school, party) over the next ten year David forged strong ties with several organisations at home and abroad and in 2011 he formed the European Bushin Kenpo Martial Arts Academy to accommodate new dojo within the style.
|David Wilson 2019|
Rank / Qualifications:
10th Dan Kempo Ju-Jitsu / Bushin Kenpo. 8th Dan Goshin Ju-Jitsu. 6th Dan Ki-Jutsu, Ki-Aikido, Ki, Ai-Ki-Jutsu, Close Quarter Combat.. 5th Dan Nippon Kempo 1st Dan Hapkido.
Founder of the European Bushin Kenpo Martial Arts Academy.
Principal instructor and founder, Bushin Kenpo Martial Arts System.
|David Wilson in action at our 2019 International Furenzu Budo Gathering in Katwijk, Netherlands|
Soke. Founder of Bushin Kenpo. Hanshi. Head of the family. Professor of martial science.
Life Member of the Kensei family from Sage, Japan.
David's Main Sensei
Okimasu Fujii Sensei, Iaido, Kendo.
Okimasu Fujii Sensei
Andy McGill Sensei, Kenpo, Aikido.
Phil Courtney Sensei, JuJitsu.