Wado Ryu Karate

The US Eastern Wado Ryu Karate Federation

David Button

David Button, Sensei

Date of Birth: September 27, 1968
Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama
When first started training: 1987 at Huntsville Campus of Calhoun Community College
Where trained: Decatur and Huntsville Campuses of Calhoun Community College, Athens, Ardmore
Styles trained in: Wado Ryu karate-do

First Instructor: Bill Hardyman
Date earned Shodan: October 1994
Date earned Nidan: October 1996
Date earned Sandan: December 1998
Date earned Yondan: December 2001
Current rank: Yondan Wado Ryu

Date first school opened: 1995
Where school is located: Huntsville, Alabama

Other Information:
Currently operates Huntsville Wado Ryu along with twin brother Chris who is a Yondan also.
Has attended numerous training classes and seminars taught by Patterson Sensei, Hachidan.
Has also attended seminars taught by: Otsuka Sensei (Jiro), Judan;
Takamatsu Sensei, Kudan; Sakai Sensei, Kudan; Shiomitsu Sensei, Hachidan;
and Kirby Sensei, Rokudan
Has assisted in teaching self defense classes
Has Associate's Degree in Chemistry and also in Fire Services Management
Licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health as a Paramedic
Currently employed as a Captain/engineer by the City of Huntsville Fire Department
Employed part time by Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. as a

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