Biography


Soke David J. D’Antonio

Soke David J. D’Antonio (current 16th Soke) began the study of Koga Ryu Wada-ha Ninpo in 1978 under the guidance of Soke Haruo Oyama (verified, trained by Seiko Fujita), and Ura (Secret) NiDai Soke Anthony D’Antonio Jr, responsible for sponsoring Oyama’s immigration to the United States and Omote (public) Ni Dai Fred Barnes. 

In 1991 Soke David J. D’Antonio began to compete in various bare knuckle Bloodsport style Kumite fights, then began MMA (then known as NHB fighting) a year before the first UFC is formed.

Soke David J. D’Antonio retired but has recently made his return to the cage with a world title victory at Brawlers Inc. Invitational as the WORLD GRANDMASTERS BARE KNUCKLE CHAMPION.

Soke, David J. D’Antonio has sponsorship from REVGEAR, Fighters Warehouse, Teich Chiropractic (Dr. Paul Teich) and others, as well as owns an MMA T-shirt Company “NIGHTMARE FIGHT WEAR”. 

Soke, David J. D’Antonio is the 2008 inductee to the ICMAUA Hall of Fame as Soke of the Year as well as 2009 inductee into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors. 

The culmination of Sokes David J. D’Antonio fight experience is now culminated in his creation of C.U.T.S. Critical Urban Tactical Strategies.

Soke David J. D’Antonio is managed and promoted by Charles Prosper and is a faculty member of Mr. Prospers’ Street Fighters Forum; is regularly interviewed for EZINE ARTICLES and Blog Talk Radio and SHIAI magazine from Cameroon, Africa and has written for Black Belt Magazine.

Soke David J. D’Antonio also has extensive experience in disciplines of Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Gung Fu and Urban Combatives. But most importantly, Soke David J. D’Antonio has been a licensed private investigator for 10 years and is currently furthering his education with the study of Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation.