Joined the Wednesday Night Group in 2003. Sifu Jeremy Lynch brought him to Tim Tackett's famous garage where he met Bruce Lee students Bob Bremer & Jim Sewell. Mike is an instructor under Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer, & Jim Sewell (JKD Wednesday Night Group) as well as Jeremy Lynch and the Chinatown JKD Association. He's authored several articles which have been published in Black Belt Magazine, Martial Arts Illustrated, and elsewhere.
Started his formal martial arts training in 1973. Four years later, he and a friend discovered that Tim Tackett lived in Redlands. He has been with the group for over thirty years. He left for a few of those years to serve as a trooper and an advisor; after the service he continued his study of engineering. Having missed the action, he would return to duty for brief stints, and then go into law enforcement and executive protection.
Began training in the martial arts at the age of 7. He joined the Wednesday Night Group in 1990 and began attending classes taught by Dennis Blue, 5 days a week. He was fortunate enough to have worked with both Bert Poe and Sonny Bygum prior to their passing. Jeremy has also trained with several original students of Bruce Lee, and competed as an amateur kickboxer in his early twenties. He has appeared in many recent Jeet Kune Do books and videos.
Steven is a direct student of Sifu Tim Tackett and Sifu Jeremy Lynch, and has received instructor rank under Sifu Bremer, Sifu Tackett, Sifu Sewell and the JKD Wednesday Night Group; as well as the Chinatown JKD Association. Steven is also a certified instructor in Chinese Kempo Karate (Kara-Ho Kempo) and holds black belt or instructor grade ranking in Kyokushinkai Karate, American Kenpo Karate, Japanese Jujutsu and Japanese stick fighting (Jodo).
While in the U.S.A.F., my family and I were stationed in Taiwan for almost three years. While I was there I studied Kuo Shu [Kung-Fu]. My wife was working as a teacher in the Taipei American School during the day and I was working in the evening at the Shu Lin Kuo Air Force Station. Since I had my days free I was looking for something to occupy my time. One of my friends recommended that I take up martial arts. I ended up learning six hours a day for six days a week.