Geordie Lavers-McBain (2008)

geordie lavers-mcbain

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2008
Instructor of the Year –  Black Dragon Kai Karate

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2008
Instructor of the Year – Black Dragon Kai Karate

I was born on 16th January, 1966 and am a full-time instructor and the founder of Black Dragon Kai with clubs located in the Gold Coast, Beaudesert and Boonah shires. At Jimboomba and Beaudesert I have two full-time training centres with five paid staff members to assist in running these centres and conducting classes.

Over the last 3 years I have attended and completed courses with the International College of Martial Arts at the Gold Coast campus in the areas of Sport and Recreation, Fitness and Workplace Assessment and Training and in Diploma in Sports Coaching, specifically in the martial arts. I am currently studying the Advanced Diploma in Sports and Recreation and assisting with conducting classes at the College.

Within my community I have been actively involved with local council and schools, in promoting self defense techniques. At the Beaudesert State High School and The Kooralbyn International School I teach as part of their sports curriculum

In 2002, I was awarded the Australia Day Award for Senior Sports Person within the Beaudesert Shire. My history in the martial arts encompasses a number of styles that I have been involved in from the age of eight.

My present Martial Arts qualifications are:

  • 6th Dan Black Dragon (Kokuryu ) Kai freestyle karate – Kaicho
  • 5th Dan, Zen Do Kai karate
  • 6th Degree, Muay Thai kickboxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt 4th Grade
  • 3rd Degree Iaido (Ishin Ryu Iaido)
  • 2nd degree Iaido-Kenjutsu-Meishinkan
  • 2nd Degree Arnis/Eskrama/Kali
    Boxing Coach Level 1
    Weightlifting Coach Level 1

Other Education and related qualifications :

2006 Commenced Advanced Diploma Sport & Recreation Sports Power Coach and Weightlifting Coach Level 1 2005 Diploma of Sport & RecreationInternational College Martial Arts – Gold Coast Spontaneous Knife Defence Instructor Defensive Tactics Instructor

Dynamic Simulation Instructor

International College of Martial Arts – Gold Coast

2004 Certificate 1V Sport and Recreation – Certificate 1V Fitness – Certificate 1V Workplace Assessment & TrainerInternational College of Martial Arts – Gold Coast
Other:

Senior First Aid Certificate – Corporate Training Solutions Pty Ltd

1998 Strength and Conditioning course – Australian Strength & Conditioning Association
1998 Selected by and represented Beaudesert Rotary Club at RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award
1996/1997 Griffith University Gold Coast – Bachelor Exercise Science/Bachelor Education (not completed – studied 2 years)Represented the Uni in the karate championships at the National University Games in Sydney – 1996
1996 Security Officer/Crowd Controller & Weapons Training Courses – National Security Training Academy

Titles and Tournament Success :

1990 – 2004 Competed in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Full Contact Karate and Shoot­
  Fighting in the ring
1991 Â Bayside Open Semi Contact Champion
1993 Â South East Queensland National Martial Arts League Champion
2000 Â Australian Bushikai Full Contact Karate Champion
2007 Â Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Open Weight Masters Champion
  Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Open Weight Masters Champion

Board member/Administrative Officer of Oceania Muay Thai Federation (affiliated with World Muay Thai Council)

Executive Member-Martial Arts Representative Council Member International Martial Arts Alliance #420

Member of Jui Jitsu & Grappling Association of Australia #386 Member of Judo Federation of Australia (Qld) Inc. #QLD336 ICMA International College of Martial Arts affiliated instructor Current Licensed Security Officer/Crowd Controller #43779 Member of Nerang Police Citizens and Youth Club

Approval of Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) – Blue card #51309 Member of MA Professionals incorporating the MAIA success programs

Member of IOGKF (International Okinowa Gojuryu Karate Federation) Queensland Weightlifting Association member

President Gold Coast Weightlifting Club Inc. Member of Australian Savate Federation