Sensei Andrew Douglass

Andrew Douglass

Instructor

Why I do Martial Arts

Why do I train in martial arts? It’s simple really, it’s because I love it. I started training in 2012 because I was going through a rough patch in my life and really needed a positive change. CMAA worked out to be more of a positive obsession than a change in the end and I have grown into a better person as a result. Everyone here was so welcoming and straight away treats you like one of the family that whatever rough patch I was going through disappeared. Partner all that with the amazing skills and real-life applications of everything I’ve learned here at CMAA, I couldn’t imagine training anywhere else.

Why I love teaching Martial Arts

This is possibly one of the best jobs in the world. Working with kids while teaching them the same things that made me a better person and having a positive impact on them and their future. I can honestly say there isn’t a better feeling in the world, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else now. Teaching adults is also great, and I feel is more of a challenge (which I enjoy) as they can be a little more reserved and a little sceptical but once they get involved and start learning they always come around. The feeling of helping, teaching and passing on knowledge is awesome, and I look forward to doing it for years to come.

Current Ranks

1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan),
Hockley Kempo System
Orange Belt,
Hockley Chinese Kenpo
1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan),
Koshindo Ju-Jitsu

Other Relevant Experience

Apply First Aid – including CPR (formerly Senior First Aid)

DHS Working with Children Check

Former Riot City Wrestling Champion

5x Pro Wrestling SA Champion

Former Pro Wrestling SA Tag Team Champion