At the age of 15 Mike started training in the Martial Arts after watching the Karate Kid. His first art was Shotokan Karate, but started training in Tae Kwon Do shortly after with his good friends from high school. Two years after graduation Mike moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in the Film Industry. He was soon introduced to Guru Trevor Clarkson and the 'Creative Fighters Guild', where he started learning Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Richmond B.C.
Through CFG Mike met Guru Dan Inosanto and has trained with him at the Inosanto Academy and various other locations throughout the years. Mike today continues his training with Guru Gary Herman (ClinchTactical Fighting) in Port Coquitlam, and with Dan Rizzuto from M1. Mike works as a stunt performer and fight choreographer in the film industry. Mike has also trained and learned from: Guru Mark Mikita, Paul Vunak(Progressive Fighting Systems), Burton Richardson, Francis Fong, Thomas Cruse(PFS), Trinity Martial Arts(Toronto), Ron Balicki and Diana Inosanto, Ernest Jackson, Kirk Jacques.