David Bestmann

Corner Name: Unc

Year Began Martial Arts: 2003

David Bestmann has been a big part of Black Dragon Kai for many years now. Starting training at the Tamborine Village BDK Club in 2003. He has had a constant thirst for knowledge.

Where David stands out is his role in the club as the lead cornerman for the BDK Fight Team. He has travelled as far as Japan to corner fighters and is a massive source of support to the fighters, with a wealth of knowledge.

Martial Arts Ranks

  • Provisional 7th Khan - Muay Thai - Kru Yai
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt - Modern Martial Arts - Sempai
  • Arnis/Eskrima/Kali - Black Belt



  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children - Blue Card



  • Black Dragon Kai Student of the Year 2015
  • Black Dragon Kai Supporter of the Year 2009
  • Black Dragon Kai Leadership Award 2018
  • Jimboomba Black Dragon Kai Student of the Year 2015
  • Jimboomba Black Dragon Kai Leadership Award 2017
  • Gold Kai



Cornered Fighters in

  • Muay Thai
  • K1 Kickboxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Bare Knuckle Karate (Kyokushin)


Cornered in the following places

  • Japan
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria


Instructor at

JIMBOOMBA (Est 1994)