Sensei Mike Stine began his training in the martial arts in 1998 under the direction of Sensei Joseph Curran in Hicksville, NY. Sensei Stine has had a very successful career in numerous areas of competition. He holds a record of (2-0) in Muay Thai Kickboxing, and is (3-1) in his Pro MMA career, where he successfully finished all three fights in the first round with 2 submissions and 1 knockout. In addition, he has a boxing record of (6-2), while competing for 3 years in the NY Golden Gloves. In 2004, he won the USMMA Light Heavy Weight Reality Fighting title, winning by submission in the first round. In his grappling career of, he has taken 1st place in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced divisions of the North American Grappling Association (NAGA). He was also selected by the UFC to compete in the 3rd season of The Ultimate Fighter.
After 5 years of competition, Sensei Stine made the decision to retire and devote his full time and energy to helping his students achieve their own personal goals, which include physical conditioning, confidence and of course, self-defense.
Starting out as an instructor and co-owner in Great Neck Long Island, he now makes his home in the Rego Park school. In addition to enjoying his work with all of the students in Rego Park, he also enjoys helping others in need by raising money, dedicated his time and sharing his knowledge with such worthy causes as; St. Jude’s Hospital, The American Heart Association, and The American Red Cross. He also enjoys giving back to the community by holding free Bully Proof and Child Safety Seminars for kids in the neighborhood. He continues to train each and every week with Master Tiger Schulmann and his fellow instructors at the TSMMA Headquarters so that he can provide his students with the most up to date and valuable martial arts training he can.
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