Lance Raftery

Fight Name: Rhino

Date Began Martial Arts: 2006

Lance started training in Martial arts in 2006 in Port Macquarie. He then later moved to the Gold Coast and started training in Muay Thai with Black Dragon Kai. With an oppurtunity to compete in Kudo (Japanese MMA) came up Lance began training in Modern Martial Arts as well to prepare. After which he continued to train and expand his martial arts skills to eventually encompass all the styles which Black Dragon Kai does.

Martial Arts Ranks

  • 4th Khan - Muay Thai - Kru (Trainer)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt - Modern Martial Arts - Kyosei
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt - MMA - Coach
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Arnis/Escrima/Kali
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Jissen Budo - Sempai
  • Black Belt - Freestyle Taekwondo
  • 1st Degree Purple Belt - Brazillian Jiu Jitsu - Assistant Coach
  • Orange Belt - Kosen Judo (Kosen Judo International)



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



  • Silver Kai
  • Black Dragon Kai Up & Coming Combat Athelte of the Year 2019
  • Nerang Black Dragon Kai Club Competitor of the Year 2017
  • Nerang Black Dragon Kai Club Muay Thai Student of the Year 2018
  • Nerang Black Dragon Kai Club Student of the Year 2019
  • Nerang Black Dragon Kai Club Martial Arts Student of the Year 2020
  • Molendinar Black Dragon Kai Club MMA Student of the Year 2021
  • Molendinar Black Dragon Kai Competitor of the Year 2022
  • Black Dragon Kai Combat Athlete Award
  • 10+ Combat Matches Patch
  • Muay Thai Recognised Fighters Prajiad




Competed in...

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Muay Thai
  • K1
  • Full Contact Karate
  • Kudo
  • MMA
  • Combudo


NATIONAL represented, trained or coached for Queensland

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria




  • WKBF Queensland Champion



  • 2 x Gold Coast Champion



  • Fought for the ISKA South Pacific Title



  • 3rd at the Gold Coast Open


KUDO (Japanese MMA)

  • 2nd Queensland Open
  • 2nd Victorian Open


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