Master Mike Tucker
Mike Tucker started training in 1980 under Al Garza. He began competing the same year and since then, he has amassed an impressive string of victories. Mr. Tucker was recognized 5 consecutive years as one of the top ten in Texas and as Rookie of the Year and Top Black Belt Fighter in 1985. In that same year, he received his business degree from The University of Houston Clear Lake. Although he no longer competes, his presence is still felt on the tournament scene through the obvious successes of his students.
From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Tucker ran schools for Mr. Garza and helped create a unique Martial Arts and business system. In 1991, Mr. Tucker opened what is now USA Karate. Through years of diligence and constant improvement, Mr. Tucker has developed the current system he now teaches.
In 1993, Mr. Tucker was recognized as one of the Top Instructors of the Year in the state of Texas by the Amateur Organization of Karate.
In 1999 Mr. Tucker was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Master instructor of the year. Also that year, Mr. Tucker was certified as a 5th Degree Black Belt in Torite-jitsu by the World and British Kempo Arts Federation, signed by 11 Masters and Grandmasters.
Mr. Tucker was the head official for the Texas Police Games in 2000 and 2007.
Mr. Tucker is a Founding Member of Dragon Society International.
Presently Mr. Tucker is a 6th Degree Master Level Black Belt and Master Instructor under Rick Moneymaker 9th Degree Grandmaster and Tom Muncy, 10th Degree Grandmaster in Okinawan Kempo and Tuite – Jitsu.
He also holds a 4th Degree Black Belt under 9th Degree Grandmaster George Dillman in Ryukyu Kempo. In addition, Mr. Tucker holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt under 6th Degree Master Al Garza in Tae Kwon Do, and a 1st Degree Black Belt under 7th Degree Zdenek Matl in Judo and Ju Jitsu.
Ranks & Certifications:
- 6th Degree Master Level Black Belt
- Okinawan Kempo and Torite Jutsu
- 5th Degree Black Belt Torite-jitsu by the World and British Kempo Arts Federation
- 4th Degree Black Belt Ryukyu Kempo
- 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
- 1st Degree Black Belt Judo and Ju Jitsu