David "Savage" Van Schalkwyk
- Submission : 0 Wins - 3 Losses
- TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
- Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 31
- Height : 1.80 m
- Reach : 63 cm
- Leg Span :
- Stance :
- BG Discipline : Muay Thai
- Strengths :
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Edenvale, Johannesburg
- Gym : Pure Muay Thai & Attila's MMA+Fitness
- Trainer : Shaun Simpson & Attila Barna
- Submission : %
- Takedowns : %
- Striking : %
Pro Fight History
Saxon DelafieldEFC 33LossR1 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Alex CheboubEFC 27LossR2 Submission (Kimura)–
Donald NzirawaEFC 22WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Frederich NaumannEFC 19LossR1 Submission (Keylock)–
Juan LubbeEFC 18LossR1 TKO (Punches)–
Exhibition Fight History
What do you do for fight preparation?
I have a great camp before a fight. I will gym Mondays and Wednesdays before and after work, Tuesdays and Thursdays I will do wrestling and grappling in the mornings at Attila’s MMA + Fitness Academy and Mauy Thai in the evenings at Pure Muay Thai. Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated to sparring and working on game plans to get everything working together.
When and why did you start martial arts training?
I started Karate when I was a kid of about 7 or 8 years old. My parents wanted my sister and I to never be in a situation where we could not defend ourselves so sent I got sent to Karate.
How did you transition to MMA?
I started getting bored with Karate and wanted to try something different. I was always interested in MMA and felt that I would be able to do well. I heard about Attila Barna from a friend and that he was the best guy to go to, so I went for a few training sessions and I was hooked.