"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus." - Bruce Lee
Classes in Jeet Kune Do, Fitness Kickboxing, Self-Defense, and Edged Weapons, focus on functional and structural alignment, as well as technique and form.
Not only will you experience exceptional instruction in technique, but also with the use of kettle-bells and Indian mace, build core strength and flexibility. Mike offers classes in Okotoks, AB.
Instructor - HAVOC JKD
Level 1 - Aftermath Foundation - HAVOC JKD
Coach Level One - JKDAA
Level 3 - Military JKD & Spec Ops Kali
Phase 1 – Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS)
Edged Weapons Instructor - PFS
MMA Conditioning Specialist -FKCI
Level 3 Fitness Kickboxing – FKCI
Level 3 Fitness Boxing – FKCI
Human Foundations Practitioner - Functional Patterns
Mike's journey into the martial arts began at 11yrs old when he joined a Goju Kai Karate club in his hometown of Calgary. He was hooked on the martial arts from day one and enjoyed great success in tournaments in both Kata (Movement Forms) and Kumite (Sparring). During high school, Mike started his training in Western Boxing.
Mike began Muay Thai training under World Champion, Ajarn Mike Miles in the mid 90's and has had the opportunity to train with other world champions such as Shihan Simon Posener, and Kru Nate Smandych.
In 2006, Mike began training in Jeet Kune Do with PFS Senior Full Instructor, Trevor Clarkson, who was passing on the art through the lineage of Bruce Lee, via Guro Dan Inosanto and Paul Vunak. Mike knew he was on the right path, with new training methods for street & military based combat and truly functional martial arts!
Mike’s eyes were opened yet again when he met and began training with Sifu Singh of the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association (JKDAA) in 2008. This lead to meeting and training with Sifu Jay Cooper of HAVOC JKD & HAVOC University, who has made a huge positive impact on him as a person and a martial artist.
Mike was also highly successful teaching for several years as a top Course Conductor and Program Operator for Fitness Kickboxing Canada International (FKCI), where he trained Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers to incorporate Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA based technical and fitness training into their clients programs.
Mike has run Warrior Arts since 2009 with his wife Theresa, and is available for group and private training.
I thoroughly enjoy Mike's instruction. He is clearly passionate about his art, delivering instruction clearly and safely. Mike's wealth of knowledge and expertise, coupled with his enthusiasm for the art, guarantee an amazing experience every class.
I have really enjoyed learning self-defense from Mike. His instruction makes it easy to understand how to move, and why. I feel way more confident in my ability to protect myself after receiving classes. Thanks Mike!