Coach David Melsom has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years, and has trained in multiple countries in that time. His journey started in Beijing, China in 2009, where he trained under Professor Chet Quint. In 2011 he earned his Blue Belt.
In 2012, work took David to Hong Kong, where he trained under multiple black belts, including multiple time World Champion Rodrigo Medeiros and Decorated BJJ, Judo and MMA athlete Alberto Mina. In 2015 Coach David received the rank of Purple Belt from Professor Alberto.
2016 saw David move to Philippines where he continued to train under Black Belt Paul John Pages, while occasionally teaching at small gyms during his work travel around Philippines. In 2017 David moved to his current and permanent home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he lives with his wife and daughter in Desa Park City. He has continued to train under Professor Vince Choo at the excellent Crazy Monkey Defence gym.