My name is Lenin Isabel, and I have been a
Intermediate student here at Elders Academy of Martial Arts for four and Half years. Today
we will be conducting a interview with a fellow student here Mike. What do you do for a living?
I am a Air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. How long have you
been doing Martial Arts, and what styles have you learned? I have been doing Martial arts
since I was 13 years old, so for about 20 years. I have studied style such as Kung Fu,
Jeet Kune Do, Kali, boxing, Grappling, Progressive fighting system, Kickboxing, Takwondo, and
other I just can’t think of now, but quit a few. How long have you been training at
the Elders Academy of Martial Arts? I have been training with Sifu Sean for about 3 and
a Half years ago. 3 and a Half Years. When you where looking for a Martial Art school
to train at, what made you stay and comment to Elders Academy for so long? Ahh I was looking
for something different. When I found Sifu Sean he just came off as really genuine. That
is difficult to find in the Martial Arts these days. He definitely um.. gave me that feeling of ah welcome-ness, which
that right off the bat I felt at ease, and made me feel comfortable. Then when we talked
about what he studies, and his approach. I felt it was a fit. Being a Martial for as
long as you have; what can you us about Sifu Sean Elders as a person? Oh he is Golden.
As a person, he is genuine, he cares about his students, and we become at this point
very close. A little family. He is passionate about what he does, and what he teachers and that comes through.
Tell us about your experience learning from Sifu Sean, and what can he say about his skill
as a instructor, and martial artist? He is among the Elite. I mean… No doubt about it. I don’t think I would stuck around. I have had the pleasure of studying with some of the top martial artist, and he is among
the elite. Extremely knowledgeable, unbelievable,
he stuided in many different styles, and he is well schooled. His ability are…. ahh
it is hard to put into words you kind of have to see it in action, but he is an amazing
Martial Artist, and an Amazing person. When you started here at Elders Academy; What did
you gain from time you started to present day that was missing? Again, It is hard to
put into word. A lot! You know I mean…it just… I am a more well rounded fighter,
and we have had an amazing journey, so far, and ah…. Definitely have been introduced
to new styles that I have never seen before, just new worlds, new worlds, and it is just
never ending. Before we end this interview; What would you say to any prospect students
that are interested in starting here at Elders Academy? Don’t even think, just jump inn,
just do it. Um.. look no further, don’t even look for anybody else. He is the guy…you
know I mean um… just there is so much there so much knowledge that he has, and um, believe
or not finding somebody that is willing to share that knowledge is also hard, so ah..
He’s got a lot to offer, and um who ever is thinking about doing should it should 100
percent jump inn. Is there anything else you would like to say before we end this interview? Ahh…
Just to recap; It has been an amazing experience here. I would not trade it in for anything
else, and I feel lucky to have Sifu Sean as a instructor, and a friend. A very close friend.
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