Doug Lavers-McBain

Date Began Martial Arts: 1993

Doug is a Master Instructor and has taught students at many locations over the years - Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Tamrookum and Hillview. As a former High School Science Teacher and Head of Department, Doug is an excellent conveyor of knoweldge to his students.

Martial Arts Ranks

  • 6th Degree Black Belt - Modern Martial Arts - Tasshi
  • 4th Degree Black Belt - Bushikai - Renshi
  • 3rd Khan - Muay Thai - Kru
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Zen Do Kai - Sensei
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Arnis/Eskrima/Kali
  • 1st Kyu Brown Belt - Iaido / Kenjutsu



  • Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Cert II in Sport & Recreation (Majoring in Martial Arts Instruction)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Working with Children - Blue Card



  • Black Dragon Kai Strongest Male Black Belt 2004
  • Black Dragon Kai Strongest Student of the Year 2007
  • Spirit of Black Dragon Kai Award 2014
  • Black Dragon Kai Leadership Award 2015
  • Black Dragon Kai Martial Arts Student of the year 2018
  • Life Member of Black Dragon Kai
  • Platinum Kai