Doug Bedsaul holds a fifth degree black belt in Akayama Ryu Jujutsu, a fourth degree black belt in Judo, and a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo. Doug is a certified personal fitness trainer, USA Judo Continental Coach, and the Chief Instructor for Downtown Martial Arts. He is an active competitor and coach, and advocates self defense training for all. He recently completed the IJF Academy's UCJI course in Hungary. Doug also works at Mississippi State University.