Mike is a master level practitioner of the martial arts with over 25 years of experience and holding 6 degrees of black belt in various forms of martial arts including a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and professor Marcio Feitosa. Mike has over 30 Podiums in International, National and State martial arts competition including the IBJJF Pan American, Copa Pacifica, and WKSA World Championship making him one of the most decorated and experienced instructors in the area..
I began my martial arts journey at the age of 4. I started training in a traditional style called Tang Soo Do. Once I achieved my Black belt I then moved on to Kuk sool won. During those years as a traditional martial artist…
Over the past five years I’ve been on the medal podium multiple times in multiple tournaments. Then over the past year I’ve been helping coach and teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu up at Gracie Barra O’Fallon under Professor Mike Buckels and Professor Steve Moellering.