Dave Boulanger

David has been training kung fu since 1996, having begun his studies in the Lo Kwong Yu lineage of Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis. He has trained directly under several Praying Mantis masters, including Jon Funk. Currently, David trains under Sifu Josh Schafer, head instructor of the Praying Mantis Federation, Vancouver, B.C. David also holds a second degree black belt in the Shaolin kung fu system and currently assists at the Portland Shaolin Center. David is a proud father of one boy and an attorney by day . “I love that kung fu allows me to continue to pursue my passions of downhill skiing, backpacking and other outdoor activities with vigor. One of my favorite mantis species is the Dragon Mantis (Stenophylla cornigera).”

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