David Kaplan Martial Arts started on April, 2012.
David Kaplan is the founder of the Kaplan Martial Arts, an eclectic blend of Chinese (Shaolin Kung Fu) and Japanese (Kyokushin Karate) Martial Arts. For over twenty years David has been teaching at numerous U.S and international locations including Fortune 500 companies, The NYC Yale Club, New York University, The Avenues School, Rancho La Puerta among others.
A student of World Oyama founder Shigeru Oyama and USA Shaolin Temple founder and abbot Shi Yan Ming David has dedicated countless hours of disciplined training on honing his craft. In addition to teaching David is also an martial arts performer and dragon dancer whose credits include The Discovery Channel The Secrets of the Warriors Power, Justin Steele City Athletes and numerous Chinese New Year Festivals.
The class format consists of a warm up, ”breath work” which is gentle breathing combined with movement and finally instruction and practice of simple forms. During the training the participant will learn a series of basic fundamental movements as well as a short to medium length series of pre-arranged choreographed movements. Small group only, maximum 5 participants. All skill levels and ages welcome.
Chief Instructor David Kaplan has been teaching children, adults and seniors.