Mike has been active in martial arts for more than 20 years. He earned a brownbelt in Okinawan Kempo while living in Washington DC in the 1990s.
After moving to California 15 years ago Mike took up Kajukenbo as his primary martial art. Kajukenbo is an internationally recognized martial art, considered by many to be the first true mixed martial art. It combines techniques from Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kempo, Karate and Escrima.
Mike earned his black belt and other degree black belts under North American Kajukenbo in Arizona and Tribull MMA in San Jose California.
After moving to China in 2008 Mike earned a blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu while training under American black belt Chet Quint.