Douglas Clark Miles
|Born||August 15, 1979 (age 38) Jackson, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 inches|
|Styles||Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do|
|Dojo/Gym||Lincoln Martial Arts Center|
|Rank||3rd-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do under John Roseberry|
|Green Belt in Judo|
Douglas began his martial arts training in 1991 in Lincoln Nebraska. His father enrolled him in classes so he could learn to defend himself.
Douglas rose quickly through the ranks earning his 1st-degree black belt after 42 months training. Douglas was the second person ever under the age of 18 promoted to the rank of black belt by his teacher, John Roseberry.
From there his advancement in the martial arts slowed. After stopping his formal training in 1997 to focus on academics he continued training independently. Returning off and on to his original dojo between 2000 and 2016 when time and scheduling permitted.
In 2004 Douglas was awarded his 2nd-degree black belt. In 2013 his teacher John Roseberry moved east to be closer to his family, leaving his dojo in the hands of his senior students. Douglas attended a final farewell workout and dinner with his teacher. It was not until Roseberry came back in 2015 that Douglas completely re-dedicated himself to training in a dojo setting.
Douglas traveled to Berwyn Heights Maryland in 2016 to grade and train with his teacher at the organizations annual convention. Opting to travel in the most cost-effective means available Douglas took a 36 hour bus ride, which in itself was quite an adventure.
In late 2016 Douglas started training in Judo, believing that the art would help him refine his grappling and throwing skills.
In early 2017 Douglas was struck with the hardest blow in his martial arts life. His father who had enrolled him back in 1991 had passed away at the age of 81. But Douglas continued training.
In June of 2017 Douglas again traveled to Berwyn Heights Maryland to attend convention and train. Later that year his teacher made a special trip to Lincoln Nebraska.