David Kester, godan 5th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Kester began training in martial arts in 2000 before joining the United States Marine Corps in 2004. He was an NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Weapons Specialist and served one tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sensei Kester achieved the rank of Sergeant. While stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Califonia, Sensei Kester began training with Shihan Hayes at the Bujinkan Orange County Dojo in 2005.
Sensei Kester has been training in the Bujinkan Dojo for 12 years, and has traveled with Shihan Kyle Hayes to train with Hatsumi-Soke and the other Shihan in Japan.