- Over 30 years of martial arts experience
- Over 20 years of teaching experience
- Former USC football player (1988-1990), High School All-American
- Double Masters Degree in History and Economics
- High School teacher for 15 years
David Kerr began training at the age of 12 under world class Shotokan expert, Dr. Bill Laich. Over the four years spent with Dr. Laich, Dave learned fundamentals of Shotokan as well as a great deal of Japanese Jiu-jitsu. In 1984, Dave moved on to begin four years of Muay Thai training, where he learned Small Circle Jiu-jitsu in addition to kickboxing.
In 1987, Dave began training under Sifu Tom Wong in Wing Chun. After five years of training, Dave became an instructor, where he honed his teaching skills over the next two years, after which he struck out on his own to begin cross-training with other martial arts experts; in his time cross-training, Dave studied Wing Chun, JKD, Krav Maga, Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Aikido, and many other forms.
Sifu Kerr has been teaching in his own right since 1991. Over the years, the focus has shifted from heavy sparring to emphasizing proper technique before ratcheting up the intensity for those who are ready to meet new challenges.
Sifu David Kerr’s life experiences have led him to his KERR MMA philosophy; empowering individuals to achieve what they may never have thought possible. He accepts students from all walks, who want to learn to fight for a variety of reasons, and he turns out well-rounded fighters and confident individuals.