David Nicholls (San Shou Kuan co-founder) is a 6th Degree Black Belt and a highly experienced instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience, a plenitude of coaching qualifications and a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science (MSc. SES). As s former full contact fighter, David has a unique perspective as an instructor bringing together traditional martial arts experience and academic knowledge to the science of martial arts. During his early training he spent months in Thai Boxing camps in Thailand and trained in UK boxing clubs .
David teaches intensive martial arts courses to professional actors, solidifying their skills for stage and action combat. He is still a keen student of martial arts, always looking to absorb what is useful from other styles.
He is also the Director of Competitions on the Executive Board of the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts – BCMMA – the official UK Governing body of Chinese Martial Arts.