Master David Hopkins started training in the 70’s with Grandmaster Loke when he was a teenager. He has always been an active member and competed in every Championship enthusiastically until achieving his Master grade, gaining a reputation as an excellent free-fighter. Master Hopkins now runs the Rainham club where his children and his grandchildren are all members. His wife Cheryl, who sadly died last March has always been beside him and was a visible supporter in the Federation. Pictured is Master Hopkins with all six of his grandchildren.