"Use your legs and relax."
Sensei Dave Skinner began studying at Excel Martial Arts after watching his two son’s classes for a year. His curiosity and willingness to learn has made him into one of the most knowledgeable instructors of the American-Te® Curriculum with great talent in martial arts and teaching. After 6 years of dedicated training, Dave received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 2003, and began instructing classes as the Sensei to many classes. In 2008, Dave achieved his 2nd Degree Black Belt. Sensei Dave is directly responsible for training many of our current instructors and head instructors including Sensei Mark Delaney, Sensei Joe Gatto, Sensei Tyler Hume, and Sensei Paul Frost.
In 2010, Sensei Dave Skinner was awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt in American-Te®, and the title of Senior Instructor. In 2014, after advancing many Excel students to Black Belt, Dave was awarded his 4th Degree Black Belt. Sensei Dave has taken a smaller role in teaching as of late, but remains an important presence in our testing process and in the training of a select few students.
Yondan (4th Degree) Black Belt American Te®