I will be 49 in a couple days (1/9/19). I recently opened a very small school in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan teaching Tracy's Kenpo Karate and lightsaber classes. I know lightsabers sound funny to many people but it is a lot of fun and is an inexpensive way to explore fencing styles from around the world.
I have been involved in martial arts since I was 11 years old. I have owned several schools and all of them have been some derivative of Kosho Shorei Ryu (Chinese Kenpo, Kosho Ryu Kempo etc.) My most senior ranks are a 4th black in jujutsu and a 3rd black in Japanese Kempo. I have studied numerous arts and hold instructorships in many of them.
I have been interested in Southern Mantis since I was a kid and I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn authentic Mantis!
If you're ever in the Detroit area please feel free to contact me and stop by. The school is Ravens Rook Martial Arts and is located at 307 E. 11 Mile Road Madison Heights MI 48071. Phone number 248-965-3779. Website: https://ravensrookma.com