Mike Schmidt trained under Parker Shelton at the Bushido Sports Center in Ft. Wayne from 2000 until Shelton's passing in 2012. Through Mr. Sheltons support, Mike quickly moved up in rank and was a top competitor. After winning several local and national competitions, he went on to compete in the World Masters of Brussels Belgium 2008, Atlanta 2009, leading to 2 gold metals in Montreal Canada 2010 with the title "Outstanding Athlete of the Year".
On and off the mat we mentor and support our kids, teens and adults alike. Its not just judo, we encourage a healthy mind, body, and soul. From the simple things like eating right and loosing weight to the extreame team Spartan races, we'll do it all together.
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It has always been my mission to provide an environment where judokas have a nurturing place of trust, integrity, fellowship, cooperation and respect for others. To provide the opportunity for each person to learn and grow physically, mentally and spiritually. To gain the skills, confidence and discipline needed to become responsible and independent, and maximizing their potential to serve a worthy purpose in society. Each judoka is taught to learn from others and improve themselves using judo as a tool.
Sensei Mike Schmidt, Get a Grip Judo