Born January 20, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY Douglas Worthen had his first Martial Arts class at the age of too. His uncle Billy Worthen, a staff sgt. In US Air Force, taught him. Due to his uncle’s constant traveling the martial arts training was forced to discontinue but Douglas interest in learning the arts continued to grow. After various altercations, Douglas realized that he had to find martial arts training immediately. In 1987,Douglas found a young man in the East New York section of Brooklyn, who taught a Japanese form of Karate called Shoto-Kan. He was Know as Sensei Craig Harrison, he and Doug quickly became good friends.
By 1990 Douglas was given his black belt, with over ten awards in Kata, self defense and Kumtie for three life saving incidents. Douglas moved on to a career in security and law enforcement. Sensei Douglas first entered Law Enforcement field as an officer and then, moved on to be a SWAT Team member. He also worked for large corporations furnishing security, armed and unarmed.
In January 2004, Sensei Douglas was awarded his 3rd degree Black Belt under professor Bahiy Muhammed (simma). Sensei Douglas was also award the IAMA Hall of Fame the SIMMA Hall of Fame the Police Tactics Hall of Fame and the U.S.H.O.F.M.A.A. In 2005 Sensei Douglas was given his 7th degree Black Belt and was award the title Master, By Professor B. Mumammed. Master Douglas is the Co-Founder of Goshin Kai Academy Which supplies Martial Arts Security and physical fitness to Men ,Women, and children all over the NY/NJ area. Sensei Worthen is also semi fluent with Japanese, Spanish language and have his Brown belt in Judo under the late Sensei Bob Miller and is also certified instructor in firearms, Baton, Handcuff and OC Spray Sensei Douglas Worthen also serviced with the Essex County Constables Office