At 16 years old, Mike started his martial arts journey at a local kickboxing gym in his hometown of Mississauga Ontario. He quickly became very passionate about training and competing. After a break from the sport he ended up dropping into VMA for a trial class and was immediately hooked again. He has been training hard with our team for many years, competing under the VMA banner several times. Coach Mike has earned his place on the coaches roster and continues to treat martial arts as a lifelong journey of personal growth and development. Mike is highly qualified and certified as a personal trainer in many areas of strength and fitness. He is known for bringing an infectious enthusiasm to the gym that helps inspire others to become passionate about kickboxing and martial arts. Coach Mike considers himself to be a lifelong martial artist, forever passing on his knowledge of the sport.