Sensei Dave Thomas
(4th Degree Black Belt)
About Sensei Dave Thomas
Sensei Dave Thomas has been a Judo practitioner since 1958 where he started in Hamilton, Ontario under the guidance of Ishisbashi Sensei and Kawasaki Sensei until 1962.
From there, he moved to Kitchener-Waterloo where he trained under Sensei John Hatashita and in 1966 Sensei Dave received his first degree black belt. Since 1976, Sensei Dave has taught and put numerous athletes on the National and Olympic team like Wayne Erdman and Rainer Fisher. Sensei Dave was also Sensei Bob Zettl’s instructor when he first started Judo and helped Sensei Bob achieve many accomplishments in Judo. Today, Sensei Dave’s most notable accomplishment was when he received his Yondan (4th degree black belt) in 1994.