David is a 35th generation Shaolin disciple, given the name Heng Tong. He has trained in martial arts since the age of 12. He has experience in contemporary and traditional Shaolin kung fu, qi gong, and tae kwon do. He holds black belts in taekwondo and has trained in several of the arts of Shaolin including san da (boxing), chin na (grappling), and iron body, specializing in Zen finger and diamond finger. David has trained under 34th generation disciples Master Guolin and Master Chao Hai of the Shaolin Temple. David is a member of the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters Performance Team and a company member of the performing arts troupe DCNY and has performed martial arts demonstrations at many different events and locations internationally and around New York tri-state area. Some notable venues include the United Nations, the Chinese Embassy, Caesar’s Casino, the NYC premiere for the movie Shaolin, and the Met. David has judged and competed in several international martial arts tournaments with first place finishes, and has worked on martial arts choreography with different groups, including Madonna and Theatre Group Dzieci. In addition to his martial arts training, David is certified in Shaolin History and Philosophy. David also teaches at the New York Chinese Cultural Center.