Sempai - 2nd Dan

Michael Braatz

Mr. Braatz has been training with Sensei Ounkham at Okinawan Martial Arts for over 6 years. He received the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in 2017 and is currently the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Kobudo (weapons combat).

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.

Mr. Braatz 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 two daughters and wife Maura who also earned a Black Belt at Okinawan Martial Arts.