Dave Reininger was born and raised in Trenton, N.J.. Dave left New Jersey in 1983 to attend Western Kentucky University.
While attending Western Kentucky University Dave became interested in the martial arts and enrolled in all the courses WKU had to offer(Taekwondo, KungFu, Karate). After graduating with a B.S. degree in engineering in 1989 Dave put his study of martial arts on the back burner to get his professional career going.
Dave resumed his martial arts training in 1997 by joining the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation under Master Louie Aregis, where he earned his 4th degree black belt in 2009. In 2006 Dave became interested in Jeet Kune Do, and started ordering videos from Sigung Paul Vunak. While training JKD with his brother Jeff Reininger through Sifu Paul’s videos he was contacted by Sifu Tom Cruse about joining the DOM program in 2010.
Dave has attended seminars with Dan Inosanto, and Relson Gracie and Tom Cruse. Dave attended the 2010 PFS Summitt at Lake Isabella, California.
Dave continues to train extensively with Sigung Paul Vunak, Sifu Tom Cruse, Sifu Mike VanBeek and Master Louie Aregis.”