Dave (DJ) Hofer
Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt
High expectations and thoughtful aspirations define David Hofer. The son of Tracy’s master instructor and 7th degree Black Belt Dave Hofer, this young man has the talent and the understanding of what it takes to be a competitor, a teacher, and a well-rounded person.
David earned his 1st degree Black Belt in March of 2011, while still in high school, and he joined the Kirkwood Tracy’s staff He enjoys basketball and baseball, but he wanted to learn another sport, and karate seemed the obvious choice. He says, “It changed me – I made more friends on the teams, and I became a better player in all positions because of karate training.” David has already won two Midwest championships in his age division.
David has also been awarded the prestigious checkered gi worn only by the top Tracy fighters.
Outside of school and work, David enjoys cards and games and he has taught himself piano and some Russian. One goal is to become a master instructor in karate:
“I want to dedicate a lot of my time and life to karate. I want my students to know that they are getting good training, and to learn not to let the world limit them.”
As to further education? David is planning to pursue being a doctor.