Hi, my name is Bob Davis and I am the Webmaster of St. John's Dojos. I am originally from the Port Au Port Peninsula, but have been living in St. John's since 1988.
I created this website was created in 1997 in an effort to locate a martial art. It has evolved and is now used to promote all martial arts in St. John's, Newfoundland.
It fuctions as a "Yellowpages" for the martial arts community. St. John's Dojos also offers advertising, website hosting, tournament announcements, and resources such as where
to buy a gi and the NL Shotokan Karate Newsletter. You can find it on Facebook.
I practiced wrestling and kickboxing in High School. Coming from a small community, there wasn't much formal martial arts. After high
school I moved to St. John's to attend college. I was introduced to Aikido by Sensei Leslie Mulholland from the MUN Aikikai in 1988. I continued to study Aikido under Sensei
Al Skehen from the St. John's Aikikai from 1991 to 1995. In 2005 I started Shotokan Karate under Sensei David Bell from the MUN Shotokan Karate Dojo.
I recieved my black belt in karate from Sensei David Bell on September 12, 2012.
(Michelle Critch, Mark Minarik, Dan Blackmore, Bob Davis, Avi Rokah)
(Bob Davis, Shane Higashi, Dan Blackmore, Tak Murakami)
Since 2009, I have studied Ryukyu Kobujutsu under Sensei Derek Ryan from Avalon Kobujutsu. I studied Judo under Sensei Bruce Mann and Sensei Ed Quinn from
Zanshin Dojo from 2009 to 2010. I still practice Aikido, time permitting. Since 2014, I have operated a dojo at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre www.shimakaimartialarts.com.
Outside of the dojo, I work as a Child and Youth Care Professional and volunteer as a director with Hoppy Homes Rescue.
There are several ways to make contact with me. If you want to have your dojo included on my site, please
use the registration form. It's easy to register; it's free and always will be.
- Shodan (Black Belt) WTKF Shotokan Karate 2016
- Shodan (Black Belt) NKA Shotokan Karate 2012
- 2nd Kyu (Blue Belt) RyuKyu Kobujutsu 2015
- 4th Kyu (Orange Belt) Hombu Aikido 1993
- 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt) Kodokan Judo 2010
- UMAB (Understanding and managing aggressive behaviour).
Certified 2011. Recertified 2013, 2014, and 2015.
- Standard First Aid/CPR C/AED. St. John's Ambulance. Certified 2015.
If you wish to send me an email, you can do so by clicking Bob Davis.