|Instructor Name:Mr. Mike Wilson|
Royal Martial Arts Owner and Founder.
Mr. Mike Wilson is the proud founder and featured instructor at Royal Martial Arts. He has over 20 years experience in the practice of martial arts. He has studied in such forms as: Hapkido, Kumdo, Jiu Jitsu, Sambo, Judo, Kook Sool Won, Hwa Wrang Do, Combat Submission Wrestling, and Tae Kwon Do; both American and Olympic styles. Also having trained as a martial arts choreographer, Mr. Wilson carries an abundance of experience in modern and traditional styles. Mr. Wilson holds multiple degrees in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do. He has also had the honor of appearing in films with such film stars such as Cynthia Rothrock. Mr. Wilson trains and competes in Mixed Martial Arts.
Mike Wilson began studying martial arts at the young age of 11 in the city of Clinton, Maryland. Watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan sparked his interest in the arts at the age of 4. It wasn’t the fighting that attracted Wilson to learn but it was the artistic side itself. Never really having an interest in sports or competing was uncommon for someone his age. Grandmaster Yong Sung Lee was Mr. Wilson’s first teacher and his classes were very demanding. Within 2 years Mr. Wilson had taken over 800 classes and was one of the the youngest assistant instructors the studio had ever promoted. His instructor used to always say ”teaching is learning”. That is something that carries forth to this day at Royal Martial Arts. Over 20 years later Mr. Wilson has earned Black Belts from 4 different teachers and six different styles. He has had 8 additional teachers in multiple martial art styles. Mr. Wilson believes that knowing one discipline isn’t quite enough in this day and age. With experience in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Hapmudo, Submission Wrestling, Kumdo, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, and Kook Sool Won I think it’s safe to say he has a good start. Royal Martial Arts was established in 1997 and has been in operation since 2001.
In November of 2007 Mr. Wilson and his students moved to Unique Sports Academy and continued to grow their brand of martial arts beyond what they could do at their previous location. Unique Sports Academy has the same mission as Royal Martial Arts and continue to support each other in their quest to provide a place where social values and physical excellence are a focus.
Grandmaster Yong Sung Lee: Hapmudo, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do
Jung Kim: Tae Kwon Do
Suh Bong Kim: Tae Kwon Do
Myung Choul Choi: Kook Sool Won, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do
Jin Pal Kim: Hapkido
Erik Paulson: Combat Submission Wrestling