D.J.E. Geordie Lavers-McBain

D.J.E. Geordie Lavers-McBain

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach

This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.


Geordie is a full-time instructor and the founder of Black Dragon Kai with clubs located across Queensland. At Beaudesert and Jimboomba he has established two full-time training centres. He has 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 this includes a Diploma in Sports Coaching, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Sports Coaching, specifically in the martial arts. His highest qualifiacation to date is a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership. Within his community he has been actively involved with local council and schools, in promoting self defense techniques. At the Beaudesert State High School and The Kooralbyn International School, Emmaus College & McAuley College he has taught as part of their sports curriculum. In 2002, he was awarded the Australia Day Award for Senior Sports Person within the Beaudesert Shire. Currently Geordie also works weekly as an Australian Defence Force Contractor teaching Close Quarter Combatives and Tactics at the Austalian Army Combative Centre located at 7th Brigade Gallipoli Barracks. Geordie is the only Civilian to be qualified in the Army Combatives Program Levels 1,2,3 & Instructor and to be recognised as a Combative Master Trainer. He also works for Kinetic Fighting, teaching courses for and alongside Paul Cale. He is currently serving his second term as General Director on the board for Wrestling Australia, and has previously held the role as National Female Co-Ordinator and National Head Coach for Women's Wrestlng. Geordie also worked as a National Technical Official for Wrestling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast. With his wife Jessica Lavers-McBain they both run the Girls Into Wrestling competitions and camps, helping grow and develop female wrestling in Australia. Since 2013 Geordie has been the Co-director and Event Co-ordinator for the Queensland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Circuit, which runs 20+ BJJ competitions across the entire state of Queensland each year. The QBJJC is the State Organisation under the National Federation AFBJJ and international federation the IBJJF. Geordie's history in the martial arts encompasses a number of styles that he has been involved in from the age of eight. Currently Geordie holds 27 Black Belts and Multiple Instructor Qualfications in systems that do not use a belt system.

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Beaudesert, Queensland, AU

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