- Name: Sensei Dave Pritschet
- Role: CMK Instructor
- Rank: 3rd Dan
Dave grew up in St. Paul, MN. There he trained in an ecclectic martial arts style from
1985-1987. From 1987 until 1990, he did not train in martial arts. During this time he
was living in Ireland and in Germany. Upon returning to the U.S. he moved to St. Cloud, MN.
It was there that he started training under Sensei Tim Kiel.
After finishing his teaching degree in German and social studies, Dave moved back to the
Twin Cities. During his two years there, he studied under Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Forkey, but he
still travelled to St. Cloud for seminars and testing under Sensei Kiel and Master Yataka
In 1990, Dave and his family moved to Brainerd, MN. Dave assisted Sensei Kiel in teaching
in Brainerd. While there, Dave earned his black belt and was eventually entrusted with operating
the Brainerd club by Sensei Kiel. During his time in Brainerd, Dave earned his nidan and sandan
and has moved the CMK of Brainerd karate club from the gym at an elementary school to a brand
new training facility at the Brainerd YMCA.
In addition to Dave's regular training, he has also been fortunate enough to have trained
under Master Kanazawa, Master Demura, and in dojos in Germany, Ireland, and around the U.S.