Michael has been training in martial arts for over 10 years. He is currently a Full Instructor with Ashland Progressive Fighting Systems, an Associate Level Instructor with the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association, and a Black Belt Instructor in EHAMA Eskrima-Kali-Arnis. 

Michael holds the following ranks:

  • Full Instructor Progressive Fighting Systems of Southern Oregon

  • Associate Instructor Level 4/Black Belt Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association

  • Black Belt 1st Degree EHAMA Eskrima-Kali-Arnis

  • Brown Belt (2nd Kyu) Aikikai Aikido

  • Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) Yoshinkai Aikido

  • White Belt 4th Stripe BJJ practitioner

He began his martial arts training in high school with Tae Kwon Do. In college, he studied Karate before transitioning to Yoshinkai Aikido where he trained for several years and obtained his brown belt. After moving to Eugene, OR, he began training in JKD and BJJ. After a 10 year hiatus from consistent training, he returned to training in JKD, Aikido, and BJJ. He also began practicing EHAMA Eskrima-Kali-Arnis, a multi style system based out of Doce Pares. He currently assists in teaching at Ashland Progressive Fighting Systems under Sifu John Doty and teaches EHAMA E-K-A at multiple locations. Michael emphasizes the fitness and movement aspects of the martial arts, and is a certified fitness coach.

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