When Dougie Fresh (nickname) is in your home sweet home (Motley Crue fan), be sure to serve him some Coco Puffs or Sesame Chicken. But keep bugs and spiders out which gives him the heebie jeebies. If you can’t, he’d rather head to Hawaii to get away from it all.
My name is Sensei Douglas Bates and I am a 1st Degree Black Belt. I started my martial arts training under the ACTIVSTARS program in 2009. I earned my Black Belt in 2018 and began assisting/teaching as soon as I turned 16. I graduated highschool from Kapaun Mt. Carmel in May 2021 and I currently attend Coffeyville Community College where I play football.
I love martial arts in my life because it helps me stay disciplined and walk with confidence. This is what I want the kids to learn from karate, the feeling of confidence in everything they do. I want them to know karate is not all about punching and kicking, but also about learning the biometrics of what they are doing.