Nidan (2rd Degree Black Belt)
Instructor Michael has been training in Martial Arts for over 20 years, beginning with Karate in Muncie, IN. He has trained extensively in the art of Aikido for over a dozen years, earning a rank of Nidan. During this time, he supplemented his Aikido training with Taekwondo and Japanese Jujutsu. He also studied Japanese weaponry — Jo, Bokken, and Tanto, as well as the basics of Kenjutsu (Sword Combat) and Iaijustu (Sword Drawing Combat).
A math and music teacher turned anesthetist, Instructor Michael balances martial arts with career and family life. He generously shares his experience with us and is a key component of Aikido instruction to adults and advanced students.