I have no background training in martial arts but was quite excited when I joined the class. I was not sure what to expect but found the training environment to be very relaxed, comfortable and positive. I found Mike to be highly experienced with the ability to deal with all groups of people at different levels - it did not matter that we were from different backgrounds and had different learning abilities. I have always been made welcome and everyone in the class has offered assistance in my learning experience. I am highly satisfied and grateful for the outstanding instruction/teaching I have received from Mike. Since joining the class I have increased confidence in myself and it has helped me increase physical strength and mobility. It has helped me develop a further positive attitude and awareness towards life, a healthy body and clear mind. I would highly recommend Mike's teaching to anyone and say the classes are comprehensive, reality based and fun and they will help you meet the challenges that life offers. Mike is a natural; his expertise and extensive background in martial arts are evident in his natural delivery.
I was first introduced to Dord Jee Lam in the summer of 2011 and without sounding too cliche, it began to change my life. In what way, you ask. Instead of me telling you my specifics, that journey is yours. I highly recommend Mike's form of teaching, he really is a master of his art and I feel honoured to have been his pupil. I have spent countless hours searching for this ancient style of fighting on the internet only finding some fleeting reference. The most important and hardest things you will learn from TMA are Walking, Breathing, and Letting Go. Enjoy your journey.
My name is Antony Longmire and I've practiced martial arts for the last 12 years. I've achieved Dan grades in various styles but have found a great passion and connection to the TMA system as taught at Sengay Arts. Dord Jee Lam incorporates many aspects I had previously learnt but in a way that is fluid, simple and uses minimal force but with greater effects as well as new and amazing practices I grow to love the more they develop! I now find Dord Jee Lam creeping into my other styles and it is only improving and growing my understanding of all I thought I already knew! As Chief Instructor of my own martial arts club I am actively encouraging my own pupils to practice this hidden but amazing Tibetan style for themselves.
Since my early twenties I have engaged in yoga and martial arts of various styles and currently these last 22 years in Tai Chi. When Sengay Arts introduced me to Dord Jee Lam I was immediately taken by the art which Mike presented in both an enjoyable and knowledgeable manner.
I encourage everybody to take time out to practice this art with a truly inspirational teacher such as Mike is.
I wish I'd found Mike and Sengay Arts years ago. Both are brilliant. I feel calmer much more aware of my environment and I look forward to practicing this system on a daily basis tor the rest of my life.
I wanted to say a big 'thank you' for your help with my Nunchaku practice. I was taught via Youtube before and fell into the trap of standing still and trying to look fancy. I look forward to completing your Beginning Mastery course - the certificate is going to look great on my wall :o)
I thoroughly recommend you to anyone wanting help with all things martial arty.
While I understand Sengay Arts offers some mainstream styles and training; if you are looking for that something special, rare and authentic traditional internal martial arts, then I couldn't recommend Sengay Arts highly enough. I love the idea of a no belt system - you know you are getting better when you don't get hit as often :-). Great one-to-one and small group sessions.
I've studied with these guys on and off for around 6 years and learned some cool skills.
I made some great friends and really like the flexibility of training times/days.