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David Pettett 2 Dan

David started his martial arts training in 1970 at the Howick Academy of Judo under the watchful eye of Sensei Ivan Willis (5th Dan) with the New Zealand Judo Federation. He competed in many tournaments ranging from local through to International competitions. He received his 1st Dan black belt in 1984.  After leaving New Zealand bound for Australia David took up a short role teaching judo at the Gold Coast Police Citizens Youth Club. While living on the Gold Coast David learnt Tai Chi Chuang and Kenkokan karate. David moved to Melbourne in 1999 and soon after continued to study karate and kick boxing at Allstars Self Defence Centre. Today David enjoys judo at our judo club and is involved in passing his knowledge onto the younger generation. David has also found a new passion in refereeing and is keen to learn and progress in the future with the help of Sensei Malcolm Slade (7th Dan) and Sensei John Dronryp (7th Dan).

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
2009 12th Australian Masters Games obtaining a  bronze medal in the 40-49 year old under 100kg¬†division
1985 New Zealand National Championships 1st Place
1984 New Zealand Vs Japan Teams Tournament 2nd Place
1984 Auckland Championship 2nd Place
1984 Howick Invitation Tournament 3rd Place
1984 North Island Championships 2nd Place Young Mens Division
1984 North Island Championships 3rd Place Senior Mens Division
1983 Oceania Judo Championship Bronze Medallist
1983 New Zealand Vs New Caledonia 2nd Place (Team Tournament)
1983 Auckland Vs New Caledonia 2nd Place
1983 New Zealand Vs New Caledonia 1st Place (Individual Tournament)
1982 -1983 Auckland Championship 1st Place
1981 Auckland Championships 1st Place
1981 New Zealand Vs New Caledonia 3rd Place
1980 North Island Championships 3rd Place
1980 North Shore Invitation Tournament
1979 Howick Invitation 2nd Place

REFEREEING

National A Licence

 
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