Mike began his study of the Martial Arts under the guidance of Carl Long Sensei at Sakura Budokan with Karate in May 1999. In September 2000 he began training in Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu & then took up Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu in October 2002. Since December 2001 he has focused entirely on Jojutsu & Iaijutsu. He currently holds the rank of San-dan in Shindo Muso-Ryu Jojutsu and San-dan in Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido.
Mike resides in Kingston, Pa. with his wife of 25 years, Charlotte, and their 2 daughters Jennifer & Melissa. Mike holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University & is currently employed as a Senior Premium Auditor for Penn National Insurance. In his spare time Mike enjoys reading & riding his bicycle.