Doug has been training, studying, and coaching martial arts for over twenty-five years. As a professional instructor, his experience teaching adults has included curriculum design at all levels and literally thousands of hours of formal instructional training and coaching. While on active duty he was the Head Instructor for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program's lead school in Quantico, VA and was a combatives instructor for over five years for the Marines. He has extensively trained in Weapons Handling (firearms, bladed, and others), Combative Engagements, Wrestling, Boxing, Judo, Grappling, Thai Boxing , and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in which he is a Black Belt under the world famous Leo Dalla . He is also a CrossFit  Level One Instructor and certified Contact Defense Bladed and Improvised Weapon Instructor with Steve Tarani .
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