Mon, 10 September 2007
Martial Arts For Real Life Situations- An Interview With Punong Guro Mike Schwarz
Dr. Kevin Keough, clinical psychologist and host of Warrior Traditions and North Star Guardians, interviews Punong Guro Mike Schwarz about Serrada Escrima, martial arts and self defense.
In 1979 Mike Schwarz began instructing Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido(Moo Du Kwon) under Master Change Hee Jhoon. It was thru his TKD/Hapkido training that he was able to develop unmatched body conditioning/hardening skills. While in the military he continued training with Moo Du Kwon and obtained his 2nd and eventually 3rd Degree Black Belts.
His initial introduction to the FMA came in 1985. Upon his return from the military in 1991 he continued to study in Serra Escrima. Under Punong Guro Churk Caddell III, he achieved Pansiang Guro status. His empty hand, blade and stick/cane abilities increased under his instruction.
Most recently he obtained the status of Master Instructor level & 2nd degree Master Instructor level in the Davis/Cabales System of Escrima. Additionally, he has been asked to represent Martial Arts International & WSEF (World Serrada Escrima Federation) throughout the midwest and east coast. He represents the ICSDA as a Combat Martial Arts instructor. Recently he was honored by becoming a member of the WMAU Board of Directors and nominated to President of the WCAU (World Combat Arts Union.) Visit his website.