Sports Council Merit Awards
- October 2005 Winner
David Toney has dedicated 25
years to the development of Ju-Jitsu in Northern Ireland. He is senior coach at
his Ballymena Club and works throughout Northern Ireland in his capacity as
national coach. He has assisted in the promotion of many instructors who have
obtained their 5th Dan within the association.
David believes that learning
Martial Arts gives much more than just the physical skills. His own personal
growth through learning the discipline of Ju-Jitsu has led him to help others.
Over the years David has devoted his time to working with community groups, he
believes that martial arts gives people not just physical skills but can also
increase confidence, health and well being. David has also provided
anti-bullying classes and self-defence classes
As for contributing to
sporting issues in Northern Ireland, David has organised an International
Congress allowing local students to avail of the talents of worldwide
Many people may think that
Martial Arts is just about kicking and punching, but David and his organisation
promote a much wider range of issues.