David West is an American martial arts writer living in London. He is a regular contributor to Mixed Martial Arts Magazine "Full Contact Fighter" and writes for "Fight Sport" and "Combat." He is contributor to "Reading the Vampire Slayer" (I.B. Tauris). He has been involved in martial arts since his teens and is the manager of former Ultimate Combat World Champion Pierre Guillet. He is a martial arts practitioner and is a prize winning cinematographer.