Douglas has trained in various martial arts over the years never sticking to one style as he never found one that had everything he was looking for. He finally found Krav Maga 9 years ago and was instantly hooked. He hasn’t stopped since and now trains in Krav Maga most days. He passed the KMG General Instructors Course (GIC) in May 2012 and now holds the rank of Expert Level 1. He also regularly trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo to mix things up a bit and complement his Krav Maga training
With a “strong” interest in strength training, Douglas is a fully certified Strongfirst Kettlebell Instructor (SFG 1) having completed the Strongfirst snatch test (100 snatches in 5 minutes with a 24kg bell) in London in 2013. He has impressive knowledge in all things relating to strength training and has previously competed in national powerlifting competitions, successfully deadlifting 200kg and squatting 145kg.
In his other life, Douglas is currently training to become a secondary school biology teacher. He enjoys lifting heavy things in his spare time and lives with his girlfriend Emma (also a Graduate Level Tactical Defence member) and their boxer dog Boston in Largs.
Douglas regularly teaches at the Largs, Greenock and Skelmorlie Tactical Defence classes.