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.
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
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 & Level 2
Broad Sword - Level 1 & 2
3 Sectional Staff
Mr. Bowman is proficient in the following weapons covering both ATA, Kung Fu & Tai Chi:
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