David Hofer

David DJ Hofer

Nidon 3rd Degree Black Belt


High expectations and thoughtful aspirations define David Hofer.  The son of Tracy’s master instructor and 9th 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 three Midwest championships in his age division.

David has also been awarded the prestigious Checkered Gi worn only by the top Tracy fighters. After completing his two years at Meramec, David continued on to graduate from UMSL with Bachelors in Business Finance. 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.”


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