Mike grew up in the New York area and was a high school and college lacrosse player. He was always fascinated by martial arts, but not knowing anyone who did them, he never gave it a shot until he was an adult - once he did, he was hooked. Mike trained and competed in Brazilian jiu jitsu for years, and recently became more serious about striking, in the interest of being a complete martial artist. He loves waking up every morning before his day job as a corporate lawyer to either grapple or box. In addition to his gym family, he’s a father of two daughters, and he’s proud to be involved in an event that excites people about a charity that helps kids.