Bayou Martial Arts LLC
Shihan David W. Cannon, a 6th degree black belt, has been training in martial
arts for over 20 years. He currently has black belts in Arnis, Taekwondo, Karate
and Gaiden Kai. He started training in 1988 under George Johnson at about
age 13. In 1990, he transitioned to Taekwondo under instructor Steve White.
In 1993, Mr. Cannon earned his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. In 1994,
he met Kirk Bullock who taught Kenson Ryu Karate and he began training
with him until he moved off to college in 1996. During his years of college he
studied Jujitsu, Judo, and more Taekwondo until his graduation in 2000.
In 2001, Mr. Cannon moved back to Alexandria and restarted his training with Mr. Bullock. After receiving his 2nd college degree, he decided to open his own dojo. In 2004 Mr. Cannon opened his school and started teaching a mixed martial arts called Gaiden Kai which combines all his previous training. In 2007 he met Master Bruce Chiu who teaches Arnis and fell in love with the art. Mr. Cannon now trains with Bruce Chiu 7th degree black belt and George Johnson 9th degree black belt, while he focuses and improves on
Gaiden Kai and Arnis.