Shihan Peter Davis (5th Dan)
Donnybrook Recreation Center
17 Steere Street
Junior Class – 5.30 - 6.30
Senior Class - 6.30 - 7.30
Member South West Goju Ryu Karate-Do Association
Working with Childrens card
A brief history
I was first inspired to take up martial arts in the mid 1960's by an actress called Honor blackman who appeared in the UK TV show "The Avengers."
Honor was actually a black belt in Judo and as a kid watching her show I was so impressed at the way she could fling people around like rag dolls and I just had to learn how to do that.
In 1966 at the age of ten I started training in Judo at a nearby club. Judo served me well against playground bullies who I encountered a lot of during my school years and also enhances my karate training to this day.
At the age of 17 I decided to take up training in Karate and joined a club in Redhill Surrey, UK. The style was Kyokushin Karate and I have never regretted the foundations of karate basics I learnt practising this style of which are applicable to any style of karate.
I emigrated to Australia in 1977 and in 1984 I began training in Goju Ryu Karate at the newly opened Capel Club under the guidance of Alan Burdett Shihan. Due to my previous Karate training and training 4 nights a week in Goju at Shihan Burdett's Clubs I achieved my 1st Dan Blackbelt in late 1987.
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