My name is Dave and I am a lifelong Budo practitioner.

Budo is the Japanese word for “the way of the warrior”. It is different from Bujutsu, “the art of war”, in the purpose. The focus in Budo is more internally, while Bujutsu focuses more externally. The Budo practitioner strives to improve himself. The fight is mostly with himself.

I have been practicing both Judo and Aikido for as long as I can remember. One of the most interesting aspects of Aikido compared to other martial arts is the cultivation of harmony and respect for others and the things around us.

But this is enough about me for now. Please have a look at my personal website at https://davetromp.com/budo if you want to know more about me and an up to date budo ‘resume’.