Mike comes from an elite Martial Arts Lineage! With direct lineage to the ultimate Martial Artist, the late, great Bruce Lee! Mike is by the far the best Guro in the UK and one of the top in Europe!
Mikes Lineage begins with the legend and possibly the biggest and most innovative martial arts master of the modern world…BRUCE LEE!!
Dan Inosanto began training in martial arts at the age of 11 receiving instruction from his uncle who first taught him traditional Okinawan Karate and later also Judo and Jujutsu. He was a student of Ed Parker, from whom he received a shodan rank in American Kenpo. Inosanto is one of three people who have been appointed to teach at one of the three Jun Fan Gung Fu Institutes under Bruce Lee; Taky Kimura and James Yimm Lee are the other two people. Inosanto studied with different martial arts masters elsewhere in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe, including Johnny Lacoste, and Chai Sirisute. After Bruce Lee's death, Inosanto became the principal spokesperson and historian for Jeet Kune Do.He has had minor roles in a number of films, including Bruce Lee's uncompleted last film Game of Death (1972). During this time period (1964–75), he also taught physical education at Malaga Cove Intermediate School in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
The film I Am Bruce Lee provided Inosanto an opportunity to reveal a little-known fact about the friendship the two men shared. Inosanto was teacher to Bruce Lee, introducing him to nunchaku. Inosanto explained that he introduced the weapon to Lee, taught him the basics and some exercises to get him started on his weapons training. The Game of Death movie, one of the most recognizable of the Bruce Lee films, showcases the use of the nunchaku by Lee and Inosanto. He is featured as the Black Belt Magazine's 1996 "Man of the Year".
Inosanto holds Instructor or black belt level ranks in several martial arts. He is known for promoting the Filipino Martial Arts. He is responsible for bringing several obscure forms of the South East Asia Martial Arts into the public eye such as Silat, a hybrid combative form existing in such countries as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. He has recently acquired his black belt in the Machado family style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He trained Shoot wrestling under Yorinaga Nakamura. Currently he is the vice-president of Lameco International, carrying on the Eskrima of the late Filipino martial artist Edgar Sulite.
Sifu Hartsell was one of the greatest exponents of JKD and Integrated Grappling Arts in the world.
Larry taught his arts worldwide, and his death was not only the sad loss of a great martial artist, but also the loss of a caring friend who took a personal interest in his students. A lot of people will remember Larry for his time together with martial arts legend Bruce Lee, but for a lot of Larry’s students he will be remembered for his insight in the many grappling arts that he studied and the way in which he incorporated those styles into the core of Jeet Kune Do.
Whilst grappling has seen an increased popularity in the last couple of decades, Larry was one of the few guys in the world who was praising grappling whilst most of us where still in nappies. Furthermore, Larry was utilizing and teaching functional grappling before most was aware there was a difference. Larry welcomed the new awareness into grappling that the Gracie’s brought to the world through the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the UFC. Larry’s first martial arts experience was learning judo at the age of 14 in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he earned his black belt. In high school he both played football and wrestled before some years later he moved to Los Angeles where he began training in Kenpo Karate under Ed Parker. This is where he met his long-term instructor Dan Inosanto with whom he trained to the day he died.
It was at Ed Parkers academy that Larry first met with Bruce Lee as he gave a demonstration on the then little known art of Kung Fu. Dan Inosanto was already training with Bruce Lee and invited Larry to train with Dan in Bruce’s Jeet Kune Do class, but this was soon interrupted as Larry served as a military police officer as part of the US army in Vietnam. Larry continued to research and train in many different styles and after he left the army had some wilder years working as a bouncer and Deputy Sheriff where he had many fighting encounters. He also tried both boxing and tough men contests, which at the time were not too dissimilar to Vale Tudo or the UFC.
Guro Mike Krause
Highly motivated and dynamic coach and communicator in the unique field of martial arts, self-defence and personal power. By integrating the ancient training and philosophy of the martial arts with modern state of the art training and thinking he has created the ultimate workout designed to maximise your performance and potential in both physical and mental states.
His unique award winning methods have enthused and motivated more than one hundred thousand people from all walks of life. He has performed and choreographed fight scenes in a wide variety of scenarios including multiple attackers, knife attacks and sword fighting. His explosive and dramatic fight and combat sequences can be seen in several motion pictures and film documentaries.
“Over the last 30 years I have been fortunate to train and learn from some of the world greatest martial artists and personal development specialists, and would like to give thanks to all the Academy members and instructors past and present for their support and for helping me refine my knowledge. Special thanks to my brother Steve for his love, support, training and guidance over the years.”
Director and training advisor to Mike Krause Martial Arts Academy.
More than 30 years training and teaching experience in the field of martial arts, self-defence, unarmed combat and personal development.
Trained extensively in Europe and the U.S.A. in a wide variety of the worlds highest revered and respected martial arts and combat systems.
Amongst a few people in Europe to receive 1st degree black belt in Korean Tae kwon-do under the founder, General Choi Hong Hi.
Part of the team who Pioneered Tae Kwon – Do throughout Scotland from 1980-1992
Belong to the prestigious group of martial artists worldwide with authentic linage to the legendary Bruce Lee.
Trained by Guro Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s protégé and director to the Inosanto International Martial Academy Los Angeles.
Trained by Professor Jak Othman in Harimu Berantai Silat
Professor Salem Assli
Salem Assli is a vocational teacher of many martial arts. Ironically, he found his way to the art of his native country through an assiduous study of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art of Bruce Lee.
“I was born in Lille, France, and started to take up sport with football (soccer) and gymnastics, which I practiced as a competition sport between the age of eight and eighteen years old,” says Salem. “In 1974, I discovered like many young adolescents of that time period, martial arts movies and particularly those of Bruce Lee.”
Jean Jacques Machado
Machado was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and suffered birth defects resulting from amniotic band syndrome, which left him with only the thumb and the little finger on his left hand. Despite this congenital problem, which directly affects the skill of gripping, he began his Jiu-Jitsu training over thirty years ago and dominated the competitive arena of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his native country, capturing every major title and competition award from 1982 through 1992.
In 1992, Machado arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success.
On June 6, 2011 in a private ceremony held at the Rickson Gracie Academy in West Los Angeles, Machado was promoted to a 7th degree red-and-black belt. This prestigious promotion is in recognition of Machado's 25 years as a black belt instructor, competitor and champion.
James Southwood, vegan fighter.
James Southwood is an expert instructor and champion fighter in Savate. Savate (pronounced “Suh-vat”) is a dynamic sport that combines movements from English boxing and French kicking. He is a multiple Great British Champion, 2011 World Bronze medallist, former European Vice-Champion, and 2014 World Champion.
He is a senior instructor at the London Savate club he founded.
Savate is a popular sport in France, where there is an abundance of trainers, a strong network of clubs and plenty of funding. At international tournaments it is often the French competitors who are expected to do well. This makes James’ achievements all the more impressive. He is the first British fighter to have won the World title.