Guru Michael Koerner
"Pendekar Muda"

Guro Michael Koerner began studying martial arts in 1987. His serious training began after his military service in 1992 in both Judo and Aikido. While attending Illinois State University , he founded the ISU Judo club and also began the study of Yang style Taijiquan. In 2001, he attended a public Silat seminar which would dramatically impact the way he viewed and trained in martial arts. He began training in Baringin Sakti Pencak Silat in 2003 and was fortunate to meet Guro Mike Williams and some of the other instructors from MARI while training with Guru Lebe in Jakarta in 2005. He was immediately drawn to the family atmosphere and dedication to training and has continued to train with them over the years.
His passion for seeking out authentic combat systems have lead him around the world to train with current Grandmasters and he has achieved the following credentials:

Baringin Sakti Pencak Silat - Pendekar Muda and West Coast Representative under
Grandmaster Edward Lebe.

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Lumpat Harimau Minangkabau Pencak Silat - Associate Instructor under Maha Guru Richard de Bordes.

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Classical Judo & Bara Bara Bak-Bakan - 3rd Degree Black belt and 4th Generation Instructor under Grandmaster Gregorio Tilos.

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United States Judo Association -, Coaching Certification and dual Kata Certified Instructor.

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Naga Dua Harimau Silat - 2nd Degree Black Sash under Guru Tim Lee

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Yang Style Taijiquan - Instructor under Dr. Jioung Gu and William Fryers.

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Guro Mike believes tha martial arts should also serve as a means of maintaining one’s health and healing of others. He also holds a Master of Yoga Education Teaching Certification and has worked for nearly a decade as a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant.

He continues to train directly with the Grandmasters of these systems and provides instruction in a private and small group environment in Glendale, Arizona.

Guro Michael Koerner

Phone: (978) 745-2555
mike@combatkalisilat.com
may@combatkalisilat.com

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