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MR. BOWMAN

Owner & Chief Instructor

5TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

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Douglas Bowman has been involved in Martial Arts for over 26 years. Here are some highlights:

​EARLY YEARS

  • 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​

LATER YEARS

  • 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.
  • 2018 ATA World World Championships Silver Medalist Traditional Weapons, Creative Form, Creative Weapon, and Extreme Form
  • 2019 State Champion in Traditional Form, Traditional Weapon, Sparring, Combat Sparring, Creative Weapons, Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 ATA District Champion of Mid America in Traditional Forms, Sparring and Creative Weapons
  • 2019 ATA World Champion, Traditional Weapons

CURRENT TEACHING CREDENTIAL

Certified by the ATA to teach Songahm Taekwondo

​Certified by the White Lotus Association to teach White Dragon Tai Chi & Kung Fu

WEAPON CERTIFICATIONS

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:

  • Single Nunchuck
  • Double Nunchuck
  • Katana (Samurai Sword) - Level 1 & Level 2
  • Broad Sword - Level 1 & 2
  • Combat Weapons
  • Cane
  • 3 Sectional Staff
  • Kama

WEAPON PROFICIENCIES

Mr. Bowman is proficient in the following weapons covering both ATA, Kung Fu & Tai Chi:

  • ​Bo Staff - Mid & Long Range
  • Single & Double Stick
  • Fan
  • Gim - Chinese Double Edge Sword
  • Chain Whip
  • Sai
  • Knife Self-Defense
Matt Raap
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Best teacher you could ever ask for, I highly recommend BE Martial Arts!!!
April Tuhy
April Tuhy
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Best teacher you could ever ask for, I highly recommend BE Martial Arts!!!
Jennifer Gannon
Jennifer Gannon
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What an amazing leader, students, parents, group. My daughter is thrilled to be back in to martial arts and loves BE Martial Arts
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