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Late in the '80's Mike started to get that old familiar itch to learn something new and on a whim he went to a Dan Inosanto seminar in Pittsburgh, PA. Not really knowing what to expect, Mike and couple of his training partners made the trek to meet Bruce Lee's "right hand man". To say that the seminar was a lesson in humility and frustration would be an understatement! Between the Jun Fan kickboxing and the trapping drills Mike was at wits end... not to mention the stick drills. After regaining his composure and with his tail between his legs, Mike returned to the seminar and vowed to learn and excel at all he had seen that day. The rest, as they say, is history...


Since that time Mike has been training with Guro Dan and is currently an Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts, the Filipino martial arts of Kali, Eskrima and Arnis, as well as Maphilindo Silat. For almost 14 years Mike has averaged at least 50 hours a year training with Guro Dan at the Inosanto Academy or at seminars around the country. Guro Dan's influence as an instructor, student and scholar has led Mike to train with a number of other instructors (Punong Guro Edgar Sulite, Sifu Burton Richardson, the Machado Brothers, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, etc.) to learn and experience a wide variety of martial disciplines.

Mike plans to continue training, teaching and learning as long as he possibly can and to influence as many martial artists along the way as he can. Planning for his eventual residence in a retirement community, Mike has already developed two systems oriented towards senior citizens: Kane Fu and Tai Chi Feely.

 


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