David Snell

David Snell

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Meet Shihan David Snell, a revered and highly accomplished figure in the world of Karate. With an impressive 35-year journey as a karate practitioner, Shihan David has risen to the esteemed rank of 5th Dan, solidifying his expertise and mastery of the art.

Today, Shihan David stands as the driving force behind one of Melbourne's most prominent martial arts school chains. His passion and dedication have led him to establish branches in numerous locations across the city, including Dandenong, Chelsea, Doncaster East, Forest Hill, Fountain Gate, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Rowville, and Wantirna. These schools, collectively known as the Lion Bushido school, have earned a well-deserved reputation for their robust programs and unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality training.

Shihan David's success can be attributed to his unwavering emphasis on excellence and his profound understanding of the transformative power of martial arts. His programs have flourished under his leadership, attracting a diverse range of students eager to experience the life-changing benefits that a structured and balanced martial arts program offers.

Within the martial arts community, Shihan David is held in high regard, admired by his peers for his exceptional achievements in martial arts school operations. He has gained recognition for his steadfast commitment to creating safe environments for children within all of his schools, ensuring that each student can thrive and grow with utmost care and protection. Moreover, his unwavering dedication to maintaining the integrity of grading systems has solidified his reputation as a trusted and respected figure in the industry.

Shihan David's impact extends beyond his martial arts schools. His work in helping individuals and communities through the power of martial arts has garnered widespread recognition. By facilitating personal growth, fostering discipline, and promoting community spirit, he continues to leave a lasting positive influence on those around him.

As one of Melbourne's top martial arts school operators, Shihan David Snell's name is synonymous with excellence and dedication. His passion for the art, coupled with his unwavering commitment to empowering others, ensures that his legacy remains deeply ingrained in the hearts of his students and the wider community.

Awards & Certifications

5th Dan Karate | 2009-03-21

Certificate IV in Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2013-03-21

Work Experience

Lion Bushido Academy | Director

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Dandenong, Victoria, AU

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