Mike has been studying Okinawan martial arts for over 25 years now. He is founder
and Grand Master of Attsuuten-ryu kempo-jutsu, and also holds a 5th degree black
belt (godan) under the International Martial Arts Headfounders/Grandmasters Council
in the art of Ryukyu kempo, to include Kyusho-jitsu (pressure point fighting) and
Tuite-jitsu (joint manipulation and pressure point grappling).
He holds a 2nd degree black belt (nidan) in Isshin ryu, and has studied as well as
instructed courses in Krav Maga (Israeli contact combat), Silat Mubai (Muslim combat
knife fighting), and kali. He holds a Ph.D. in Martial Arts Philosophy from the University
of Asian Martial Arts Studies, Department of Martial Arts Affairs, recognized by
the International Council/Chapter of Higher Martial Arts Education.
He is owner and master instructor of Premier Martial Arts Academy in Florence, Kentucky,
where he teaches Okinawan kempo and combative jujitsu to students of all ages.
He has hosted many successful seminars on practical women's self-defense and rape
prevention, and has given seminars on pressure point control tactics and deadly weapons
disarmament to local law enforcement, Homeland security agents and Government employees.
He has developed, and is currently involved in daycare karate programs for 4-6 year-olds
in and around the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. He is a proud, honorably discharged
United States Marine Corps veteran, and has most recently been inducted into the
U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Founder: Attsuuten-ryu kempo-jutsu.