About the Instructor


Michael Laird is a Master in HKMS and has continued to study under Master Jin since 1992. He also has a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, 6 years experience in Jiu Jitsu, 7 years of wrestling, and has trained in Silat with Mike Roberto. He teaches Self Defence for Santa Cruz County Schools, SC Parks and Recreation, and is an approved contract PE instructor for many local schools.

“Teaching martial arts is my passion. I truly love sharing the gifts of martial arts that my master, Master Jin, has shared with me. The best way to maintain a commitment to staying in shape is to it in a fun, challenging way. Everybody learns differently and I can tailor my teaching to help each student’s personal needs. If you have (or are working on) a positive attitude with a commitment to self improvement and self exploration then you are ready to begin your journey. You can do it!” -Mike Laird, Owner