SENSEI & The DOJO
       

Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Do is a no nonsense style of martial arts which incorporates highly efficient self-defense techniques, ancient empty-hand fighting forms and the study of the ancient weapon fighting ways. Through the study of Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Do, the practitioner will benefit many ways physically, mentally, and spiritually. These are all derived by hard work, goal setting and the victory is human accomplishment. Confidence is an absolute!

I have 37+ years of 'street level' law enforcement experience in Central Florida, with over 30 years of traditional training in Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Do and over 10 years of boxing experience. I come to you with many years of vast knowledge, awareness, discipline, and leadership skills. Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do will enhance your mind, body and spirit to make your life richer, better and safer.
 



SENSEI'S BIO

Mike "Okuma" Best (RokuDan-6th Degree Black Belt) age 60.  (John 3:16)

My Instructors: 
  • Holubecki, Sensei - Holyoke, Mass. 
  • Harrill, Sensei - Carson, Iowa 
Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Do traditionalist for over 30 years and a former heavy-weight boxer. 

Current Occupation: 

  • Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Do Instructor 
  • Florida Certified Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor (FDLE)
  • Florida Licensed Private Investigator
Former Florida Deputy Sheriff- 14 yrs. (Retired)
Former SAO Homicide/Felony Crimes Detective- 4 yrs.
Former Florida State Trooper- 16 yrs.
Former Policeman- 3+ yrs.
Former "SRT" Team Leader
Former Field Training Officer
 
State of Florida Law Enforcement
Officer of the Year 1994

 


Personal E-mail: bestkarate2013@earthlink.net
(407) 474-9210

In Loving Memory of O'Sensei Sherman Jordan Harrill