“What Mark Mikita teaches is the boiled down essence of martial arts. It is the tool that you reach for when push-comes-to-shove and you have to protect, defend or attack. Mark’s art is not about learning defensive tactics by rote, but about creating and problem solving on the spot. The core of my training (and what has probably increased my survivability rate in the field) is what Mark has taught me, and what he teaches works. Training with Mark has enabled me to survive many violent confrontations with minimal injuries. I have learned to address my fears, which allows me to operate at full capacity with undivided attention to the problem at hand. Just as importantly, I have also obtained the technical skills necessary to solve a violent confrontation whether it’s with verbal skills, my fists or the tools of my trade.”

Wes Lin
LAPD Officer