Dave Faulkner started his Judo Journey in 1970 at the age of 11 and retired from competition after making
the United States World Team in 1993. Included in titles and awards, Dave was a 3 time US Open Judo Champion
(1985, 1987 and 1989), a 2 time Olympic Team Alternate in 1988 and 1992, and an 8 time US Senior National place winner.
After living in Colorado until 2004, Dave and his family moved to Tempe , Arizona in order to reconnect with family and friends.
Dave and long time friend, Rich Moss, are currently coaching at Southwest Judo Academy in Mesa Arizona
with a cadre of black belts including: Yahya Houssin Ionel Nano Jesse Udell