I was in Mantis for over 15 years when Robert Hui posted some of Mikes stuff in the MQ Forum. I was interested. Then after I invited Jake to my school to introduce his Mantis stuff here in Germany, Mike suddenly appeared with a bunch of his students.
We spoke a lot together and it felt like he was able to read my mind.
After that I had to visit him in his place in Antwerp. I trained some days with him and it blew me away. He was the first one who could really do and show all the legendary stuff said to be “real Kung Fu”. Noone could show me before.
I became his student and over the time he became more and more a friend and Mentor. He helped me through the silly politics of my past Mantis family, he showed me the connection between Wai Jia and Nei Jia, he shared his life with me and so did I.
Mike and me had a lot of plans together, like creating the Zhen Wu Organisation in Europe and China, getting our Clubs BIG.
I don´t know how I should do this all without him, but I do know: I must what I can do to let his legacy not vanishing.
Please visit also our blog, where my students say farewell to Mike. We all miss him like hell.
Although it is in german, you can translate it via Google easily and quite acceptable (if you can read my german – english, you can read the translation 😉 ). http://bailung.blogspot.com/
I also uploaded a Compilation of Footage from Mikes Seminars here in Osnabrueck, Germany. 5 High-Resolution Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXv4Oa8CyXY
Mike, it was way too soon that you left this world and leave so many behind. I still can´t see any reason in this and it will take a long time untill I will do so.
Farewell my Friend and Teacher, I love you and I miss you.