The Journey So Far...

The road to your fitness and lifestyle goals is littered with challenges, obstacles and personal battles.  However, they can all be overcome with the right knowledge, motivation and a good dose of grit and determination…I’m here to provide that knowledge and motivation…all you need to bring is the will to succeed.

David Parkinson is a former Royal Marines Commando, Combat Sports Champion and Fitness Professional certified by both NSCA and EIF(reps) now based in Taichung, Taiwan.  

Since leaving the Military, David splits his time between pursuing his own goals within the Fitness Industry and in Combat sports while also arming others with the tools they need to reach their targets and aspirations. 


Military Career

At 17 years old I enlisted in the British Military, following in the footsteps of my Father and Grandfather.  The majority of my time served was spent abroad and as a Royal Marines Commando, the Elite of the British Armed Forces, the life lessons and experience gained will be valuable for the rest of my days.

I know what I am capable of, how far I can be pushed and how effective intensity and motivation can be with a purpose…and all this was learnt in some of the poorest, most hostile conditions on earth.


.Royal Marines Commando


.Royal Marines CQC (close quarter combat)

.Operational Experience (Worldwide)

.7 year veteran 


Coaching Highlights

The career change from the Royal Marines to Coaching and Personal Training was a natural one. I received my Advanced Diploma in Personal Training shortly after leaving the Military and since then I have finely balanced my combat sports career with working tirelessly to become a trusted Fitness professional, with a proven track record for guiding clients to their goals.  over the years i have built up my experience in Countries such as Brazil, China, Hong Kong and of course the UK as well as adding NSCA and NASM certifications to my Qualifications.  My skill set, World class qualifications and training style make me a favourite for Models looking to get in shape for their next project, fellow athletes hoping to get to the next level, future members of the military elite and of course anybody else looking to train hard and make significant progress towards their goals.


  • Advanced Diploma In Personal Training (REPS level 3)
  • EIF Master Personal Trainer (European Institute of Fitness)
  • NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) 
  • NASM Speed and Agility Certification
  • ABAE full Coaching Badges (amateur boxing association of England)
  • Chinese Wushu Association 2nd Duan Wei

Combat Sports

Boxing and combat sports have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.  I’ve been training and competing a long long time and I was fortunate enough to continue gaining top level boxing experience through ABA competition and evolve throughout my time in the military.  it was here i gained my first Boxing coaching qualification and assisted in helping others improve.

Since leaving the Military I have spent Most of my Time balancing my Combat Sports career with my Personal Training.  I have been lucky enough to have lived, trained and competed extensively in Brazil, Hong Kong, across China (Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan, Hainan, Hebei) and had the honour of testing myself at the World famous Shaolin Temple. 

 I now feel at home here In Taiwan were i will be for the foreseeable future, hoping to make a positive difference and test myself again through Combat sports when the opportunity arises.


  • Amateur Boxing Champion (tri Service)
  • Multiple time National Level Sanda Champion (Chinese Provincial)
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt (under Toco Alberquerque, Leblon)


Competed in and for:

  • Henan, Hainan, Shandong Sanda Championships
  • Chinese Wushu Association National Sanda Competition
  • WuLinFeng Martial Arts
  • Gods Of War Beijing
  • ABA Championships
  • IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Competitions