Photo by Justin Steele   

Photo by Justin Steele



David Kaplan is the founder of the Kaplan Martial Arts, an eclectic blend of Chinese ( Shaolin Kung Fu) and Japanese (Kyokushin Karate) Martial Arts. For over twenty years David has been teaching children, adults and seniors at numerous U.S and international locations including  Fortune 500 companies, The NYC Yale Club, New York University,  The Avenues School, Rancho La Puerta among others.

A student of World Oyama founder Shigeru Oyama and USA Shaolin Temple founder and abbot Shi Yan Ming David has dedicated countless hours of disciplined training on honing his craft.

In addition to teaching David is also an martial arts performer and dragon dancer whose credits include The Discovery Channel The Secrets of the Warriors Power , Justin Steele City Athletes and numerous Chinese New Year Festivals.

Presently David divides his time between his practices in New York City and Rome and is often on the road offering workshops and seminars at resorts and fitness centers worldwide.

President and Chief Instructor: David Kaplan