Mr. Michael Braatz


IMG_5026Mr. Braatz has been training at Okinawan Martial Arts for 4 years. He received the rank of Shodan (1st degree) Black Belt in 2014 and is currently working his way towards Shodan rank in Kobudo.

He has been the leader for the Okinawan Martial Arts Sussex Park & Recreation community classes and also is an Instructor in the Junior, Youth and Adult classes.

He served 25 years in the US Army, including a number of them as a Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When he’s not at the Dojo, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife Maura, who is also a Black Belt at Okinawan Martial Arts and his two daughters.