Rei ho 礼法
To fully appreciate another culture, whether it be the language, biomechanics, attire, or methodology of doing things, you need to switch your current viewing lens. Here, we use correct Japanese terminology and place just as much emphasis on correctness of the culture as a whole, and not just self defense methods. You can not effectively study a martial art without also understanding the place of its origin.
Michael started studying sports martial arts at the age of 8 in 1988 and began Bujinkan studies in 2000 through different instructors until finally finding a home under the tutelage of Japan resident Shihan Bobby Eaton II of the Blountville Bujinkan Dojo in 2008. He passed his godan test in 2021 under Dai Shihan Toshiro Nagato (soke of Shinden Fudo ryu 神伝不動流). Michael's full-time job is graphics designer and father of two.