Yeps, that's me here on the right side on a recent trip to a forge in China. So i'm responsible keeping up with the website, customer service, sales, administration, cleaning the toilets,... ;)

In other words, a one man show which allows me to get to know you, as a visitor / client,  pretty well (and visa versa) and treating you on a very personal and relaxed tone.

Since you clicked the 'my story' link you must be interested in how i ended up with this shop right ?

Let me give you the  ultra short version...

It all started back in the early '90's when i saw Jackie Chan  and Bruce Lee  appearing on the screen but since there were no kungfu schools around at that time , it was only in 1995 that i took my first steps in the (Chinese) martial arts world.

A few years later i ended up at the house of Zhang Lipeng (a former Shaolin monk) as a private student and what was planned to take 1/2 year ultimately took 3 1/2 years. Since his father was still living and teaching in China, the step to go to there (after Lipeng  switched Europe for  New York ) to 'taste' the real deal became very easy.

My first visit in 2000 was a bit of a cultural shock and didn't take longer than 3 weeks. But soon the 'training vibes & curiosity' came back and in 2001 i decided o go back and stay there for 6 months. It became a crazy and unforgettable time  that 'shaped' my personality in a big way. But don't let me start about that or i will end up writing a book :)

With the little communication i had there, friends asked me if i could take 'some' weapons back home. I went to some shops, bought some stuff (and some extra's) and took it home. To my surprise, all of the "extra's" were sold in no time and it didn't look like a bad idea to try to have some of that stuff shipped to here.

The idea of getting back to a 'regular' life after all of these great years , where training took a central place, didn't look very exciting so why not trying to get an online shop off the ground ? After all, i had build up a small portfolio of  sources in China where i could buy stuff and have it shipped to here...

Warrior Supplies was born and i believe the first store went online around 2002.

Well.. this is the short version of the story but there's no need to keep you busy....

I think now it's your turn to tell me something about you so hook me up at Facebook  or Google+ , send me an email  or give me a phonecall...damn all these ways to connect with people these days :)

Talk to you !









dave lorrez

In front of an iron cast lion...


Talking with the folks at the forge