With a dedication to learning fighting through 46 years of experience with many traditional martial arts, modern fighting arts, military and police training, I have the knowledge to teach any aspect my clients want. Watching someone grow and learn is my love.
Watching people learn and grow, both in ability and self confidence is extremely satisfying to me!
Mike is a very experienced teacher who can train and mentor at all levels. I have been training in Isshinryu karate for 2 years (currently a brown belt) and plan on training for quite a while longer because of the experience in each lesson. I started training to mix up my workouts along with learning self defense, and this class was perfect to meet those needs. I leave most classes covered in sweat and have become exponentially more confident in my ability to defend myself if anything were to ever happen. Each class is laid back enough to be socially enjoyable, but serious enough to not distract from our goals and progression in karate and self defense.
Mike was a very easy trainer to work with. He made sure to take the time to get everything down perfect before moving into the next thing. Really helped perfecting my technique in mma
I have practiced the Okinawan discipline of karate called Isshin-Ryu with Sensei Mike Bridge for over three years now! What an incredible journey it has been; I would have never pictured myself being this far along doing karate four years ago - a true testament to self discipline and perseverance. But the transformation and results are real and have only positively impacted my life!
Mike is really easy to talk to and always keen to help out. Great instructor and motivator!
After an initial evaluation and learning what the student wants, I give a brief technique introduction.