Doug Nill and his brother Kevin
started training with Chuck and Lily Quick in the late 1970's. After
his service to the U.S. Navy, Doug
continued his training under Roy Harrington in
Spokane, Washington. Doug was promoted to 1st degree black belt on July 14, 1983. Doug was Roy's first black belt.
Doug bought the Lotus school in Bend,
Oregon in 1986 when Chuck sold it in order to concentrate on his business
venture. He was promoted to 2nd degree black belt on September 1,1986 by Roy. Doug continued to
manage the school until Chuck was ready to once again resume
teaching in 1987. Doug passed away in December of 1988 due to illness. Doug
will always be remembered for his passion for teaching, especially
the youth programs. Doug was also a dedicated father of three children.