Shihan David Pickthall (6th Dan)
Shihan David Pickthall started his Kyokushin career in October 1976 at the
Crawley dojo and still
trains at the dojo to this day. After retiring from Knockdown fighting in
1995 he became an official for the organisation. David was the BKK Kata coach
for the 1st and 2nd World Tournaments and took over the role of Great Britain
Knockdown coach in 2003 he is also a member of the Executive Committee. He has
represented both Crawley and Britain at a number of competitions and levels
at both a national and international. He passed Shodan in July 1980, Nidan in
July 1982, Sandan in August 1986, Yondon in May 1996 and Godan 2001.
David was awarded his roukodan in Oct 2009.