Mr. Mike teaching at the World Karate Union Hall of Fame 2009
Mr. Mike and James Lew
Mr. Mike and friend Martin Kove (Cobra Kai Sensei) No Mercy! Sweep the leg!
Mr. Mike accepting the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors induction for "Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts" in Atlantic City, NJ. January, 2010
Sho-Dai Soke "Mr. Mike" "Taz" Andrus Founder/Master Instructor Safe Day Studio Martial Arts Biography 7th Degree Black Belt, Hon Hab Do “Reality-based Combatives” Safe Day Studios 4th Degree Black Belt, Shorin Ryu 3rd Degree Black Belt, Universal Kenpo 3rd Degree Black Belt, Okinawa Karate
2016 World Karate Union “Man of Honor” 2016 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Inductee “Contribution in Publishing in Martial Arts” 2015 World Head of Family Sokeship Council "Grand Master of the Year" 2015 Philadelphia Historical Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee 2015 United States National Masters Federation Board of Advisors 2015 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Inductee “Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts” 2014 Who’s Who in Martial Arts International Hall of Fame Inductee 2014 International Circle of Masters Soke Shogun Award 2014 World Karate Union Hall of Fame “Grandmaster of the Year Reality Based Self-defense” 2014 Chinese Kung Fu & Karate Expo – Masters of Martial Arts “Acclaimed Martial Arts Author” 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee 2014 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Inductee, "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts" 2013 International Circle of Masters "Grand Master Instructor of the Year" 2013 Chinese Kung Fu & Karate Expo – Martial Arts Master Life Time Achievement Award 2013 “Master of the Year – Reality Based” Legend of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee 2012 I.A.M.A. (International Association of Martial Artists) Hall of Fame Inductee 2012 World Karate Union Hall of Fame "Outstanding Contribution to Women's Self Defense Program" 2011, 2012, 2013 AMAMHOH Goodwill Ambassador for Exemplary Contributions to the Martial Arts 2010, 2011 & 2014 World Karate Union Hall of Fame "Most Distinguished Board Member of the Year" 2010 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Inductee, "Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts" 2010 Tournament Director, World Karate Union Hall of Fame Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2010 Hall of Recognition - GNRBFI Instructor of the Year (Women's Self Defense) 2009, Global Network of Reality Based Fighting Instructors (Board Member/Certified Instructor/Advisor) 2008 World Karate Union Hall of Fame Inductee 2008 World Karate Union Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year for Mixed Martial Arts and Hon Hab Do 2007, Safe Day Studio, "School of the Year 2007" voted by (AWMA) Asian World of Martial Arts
Mr. Mike is responsible for the creation of all of the programs at Safe Day Studios. These programs include Hon Hab Do, Children's Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), traditional martial arts, practical self-defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also created and teaches the “Active Shooter Training”, "Teen Safety Technique Program", "Women's Self-Defense Program" and the "Rollin' with Safe Day Program", a wheel chair self-defense program for those who challenge the disease of Spina Bifida every day! Mike has achieved LFI (Lethal Force Institute) Level 1, taught privately. Mike has been an instructor for the World Karate Elite fighting system. Mike is a lethal weapons agent (Act 235) in Pennsylvania and is a cyber-security advisor for the Federal Agents PBA. Mike also does executive and celebrity protection. Mr. Mike has acted as director of executive protection for multiple celebrities in the US and abroad. He has been director of security for a high end supper and night club and security advisor/trainer for the top night club in the Bahamas (Aura). Mike teaches law enforcement and military tactical training to multiple agencies including the DOD.
Mr. Mike has taught countless seminars including: World Karate Union Hall of Fame weekend, Legends of Martial Arts, Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame, Kung Fu & Karate Expo, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Women in Investing Network of Philadelphia, Cane Master seminar with Mark Shuey, Jr., Tenant High School for “College Living” and “Out on my own” curriculum, Indian Creek’s private clients, Bucks County and Montessori Academy. He was selected as Security Advisor for Kaplan Career Institute for public safety. Mr. Mike appeared on Fox 29 teaching a segment on pregnant women’s self-defense.
Mr. Mike has spoken at the Bucks County Meta-physical Society, Christian’s Women’s Club, North Penn Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Community College, Girl Scouts of America (created the program for the self-defense merit badge program in Bucks County), Women’s networking groups, Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Temple University, Peace + Love Domestic Violence Event with Sisters in Harmony. He is a regular guest on blog talk radio as a subject matter expert in reality-based self-defense. Mr. Mike developed the “Teen Safety Technique” Program for Holland Middle School. He is the self-defense expert at the Philly Fit retreats in Avalon, NJ and was the Director of the 1st Annual BJJ Tournament at the 2010 WKUHOF Weekend.
Mr. Mike was the primary subject matter expert for, “The Benefits of Martial Arts for Women” an article published in Diet and Nutrition Magazine. Mr. Mike is also Director of Security for many events annually such as the Washington Crossing Brewfest, Southampton Days, Newtown Beerfest, Rocktober Beerfest, Hops on the Hill, Warminster Days, and the Bucks County Fireman's parade and festival. He does armed undercover security for special events including high-end jewelry trunk shows. Mr. Mike is the Master of Ceremonies and Ring Announcer for Friday Night Muay Thai fights at the Taj Mahal Casino and Muay Thai Friday Night Fights: The Strikers Cup in Voorhees, NJ. Mr. Mike is the director of security for all Global Proving Ground events.
On January 5. 2014, Mr. Mike published “Staying in the Moment!”: A Practical Guide to Women’s Self-defense available on Amazon and Kindle. Mr. Mike is currently doing public and private women’s self-defense seminars and filming a 4 part DVD involving personal responsibility and intent, titled “Staying in the Moment!” He is currently completing Volume 2. Mr. Mike is also authoring a book showing incredible results using martial arts training with one of his autistic students who he has been teaching for 20 years.
Sho-Dai Soke Mike Andrus is a Professional Martial Arts Instructor in good standing with the International Association of Professional Martial Artists. Safe Day Studio is a Martial Arts School in good standing with the International Association of Professional Martial Artists. Mr. Mike currently serves on the board of directors of Awesome Heroes. A non-profit focused on raising awareness and support for those struggling with PTSD. Mr. Mike served on the board of directors of Menzfit, a 501(c) (3) educational non–profit organization whose mission is ensuring long–term gainful employment and financial fitness to low–income men who are largely minority with little formal education. Mike is also the newly appointed director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Guardian Angels.
Sho-Dai Soke Mike Andrus Founder/Master Instructor Safe Day Studio Phone: 215-370-1650 Email: email@example.com Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike hads trained with and has done seminars with:
"Little Tony" Pacenski - Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Founder/Owner, Revolution Studio Jiu-Jitsu) Redando Beach, CA.) (Guest Instructor at Safe Day, Seminars and now training under Little Tony)
Grand Master Alan Shen L. Cheung (9th Dan) (Mr. Mike's instructor and mentor)
Dr. Ken Balliet 10th Dan
Grand Master George Dillman - Ryu Kyu Kempo
Grand Master Leon Jay - Small Circle Jiu-Jitsu
Soke Dave D'Antonio, 10th Dan Ninjutsu
Shonie Carter - UFC Champion
Dan "The Beast Severn" UFC Champion
OakTree Edwards - World Champion Kick Boxer
Rogerio "Tatu" Taborda - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Mr. Mike awarded Blue Belt under "Tatu")
Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Affiliate school - Hamburg BJJ
Allen Hopkins - Pedro Sauer Black Belt - Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Seminars)
Professor Sayfullah Almirikiy - Sanuces Ryu Jiu Jitsu (trained under Prof. at Hatboro Sanuces Ryu Academy and at Safe Day Studio)
Grand Master Charles Allen - Sanuces Ryu Jiu Jitsu (Tenessee)
Mr. Tony Semone - LFI Institute (taught privately)
and many others! "Mr. Mike" Andrus - Founder/Master Instructor
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Mr. Mike's Instructor is Grand Master Alan Cheung.
Master Alan Shen L Cheung
Grand Master Alan Cheung is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Shorinji-Ryu Jutsu, 7th Degree Black Belt in Universal Kempo Karate System, 5th Degree Black Belt in Chinese American Kenpo Karate, and 3rd Dan in Okinawa Kempo Karate. He started training in the Martial Arts when he was 12 years old in New York City Chinatown. He has been a big influence on Mr. Mike's training towards his 2nd Degree Black Belt. Mr. Mike is eternally grateful for Master Cheungs friendship and knowledge!
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