We teach all our members to focus and be present in the moment. In this world of distractions and sensory overload this is a skill that returns immediate results in all areas of everyday life. Here are some interesting facts about BE Martial Arts:
Our members are from all walks of life. We have students, attorneys, doctors, engineers, military and law enforcement all training in a fun, family environment.
We have kids that have been training for years that leave to top colleges and universities in the country. Thanks in part to the discipline and focus on hard work they learned through martial arts. This is something we take a great amount of pride in.
There are always new generations of individuals and families coming in to pursue the ongoing legacy. It is a tradition in martial arts to pass down the knowledge one receives in their training and many students become instructors, often ending up owning their own schools.
It is our goal to inspire strength, discipline, confidence and focus in our students, to help them discover the leader that is within them. We believe every child has the potential to be a leader, they just need someone to believe in them. As parents ourselves, we understand the challenges of raising a confident and focused child in an age where there are more distractions than ever. And while the kids have their fun, our adult program is second to none. From traditional martial arts to more modern self-defense styles, there is something for everyone at BE Martial Arts. If you are looking to burn major calories, learn self-defense moves and get in the best shape of your life, you must come and check out our adult program.
Imagine yourself as a stronger, more confident individual in the best shape of your life. We want to personally invite you to take advantage of our introductory trial offer, and turn that vision into a reality.
It would be a privilege to have you or your child step into the wonderful world of martial arts with me.
OWNER & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR 5th Degree Black Belt
FOCUS. DETAILS. RESULTS.
MR. BOWMAN - THE EARLY YEARS
Douglas Bowman has been involved in Martial Arts for over 26 years. Here are some highlights:
Began training as young child in gymnastics
Martial Arts training started early and became more serious in the early 1990's
Earned his Taekwondo Black Belt in 1993
In 1995 became one of the youngest certified instructors in the ATA
1995 started Karate Club at Denison University and due to popularity was hired by the University to teach this course.
1995 finished second at ATA World championship competitions
1997 earned Third Degree Black Belt
1999 earned BA in Psychology, cum laude, from Denison University
2000 earned a Masters of Science in Information Technology, summa cum laude, from Duquense University
2012 began training in White Dragon Kung Fu & Tai Chi
2014 earned 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2014 State Champion in all 8 ATA categories, rarely accomplished, and finished Top 10 in the world
2015 earned Black Belt & SiFu rank (certified instructor) in Tai Chi
2017 finished second in the World in 2 ATA categories, Creative Forms & Extreme Forms
2017 earned Gray Belt (one before black) in Kung Fu
2017 State Champion in Kung Fu & Tai Chi forms
2017 earned 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2018 earned second degree black sash in Tai Chi
2018 ATA District Champion of Mid America Forms, Sparring, Extreme Weapons. Silver Medalist Traditional Weapons, Creative Form, Creative Weapon, and Extreme Form.
CURRENT TEACHING CREDENTIALS Certified by the ATA to teach Songahm Taekwondo Certified by the White Lotus Association to teach White Dragon Tai Chi & Kung Fu
In 2017 Mr. Bowman earned the 4 star weapons chevron by successfully demonstrating all ATA weapon forms and attending ATA Protech Camp (weapons and advanced training). He holds current ATA certifications in the following weapons:
Katana (Samurai Sword) - Level 1
Broad Sword - Level 1 & 2
3 Sectional Staff
Mr. Bowman is proficient in the following weapons covering both ATA, Kung Fu & Tai Chi: