L. MICHAEL DILLARD
Oklahoma Regional Representative and International Ambassador
Founder & CEO of Century Martial Art Supply, Inc.
Founder & Owner of MAIA & NAPMA
Mike Dillard began his training in the martial arts in 1969 at the age
of 19. By 1972, he won his first championship at Allen Stein's US OPEN
in 1972. During his competitive career, he fought in over 300
tournaments, which included being the Captain of the US Team vs. USSR in
1991. Sensei Dillard was the only member of the American Team to win all
of his fights. While serving as Captain of the US Team, his team won
every team match on the tour. (There were three other US Teams on that
tour). He also won Several Oklahoma State Championship Titles. Sensei
Dillard acknowledges that he didn't win everything, but he did have a
long competitive career from 1969 to 1991. He won the National Finals
Championships in 1989 as well as 1991, and then retired from competing.
For twenty (20) years, Mike Dillard was also busy doing Action Movie
Stunts for Chuck Norris. Shihan Chuck Norris has been his main
instructor since 1980. Sensei Dillard has lived and trained in the US,
India, and Korea. In the 1970s, he used to be Bruce Bethers' neighbor.
Sensei Dillard taught martial arts with Sensei Bethers both in the
Shihan Ryu Institute Home Dojo and the Cleveland County YMCA (in the
1980s) in Norman, Oklahoma. He has a Business Degree from Oklahoma State
University (OSU). And, he frequently lectures at Oklahoma University (OU)
in the area of business and entrepreneurial ship. Sensei Dillard
declares, "I am proud to be affiliated with this organization".
Sensei Dillard's Martial Arts Organization
- Sensei Dillard founded and is the CEO of
Century Martial Art Supply, Inc., the largest martial art supply
company in the world (which he started in his garage).
- He founded the largest Martial Arts
consulting company in the world, Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA),
and he owns the 2nd largest consulting company, National Association
of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA). He prints and distributes
two magazines each month free. They support these two organizations
and go out to over 25,000 instructors.
Sensei Dillard's Current Martial Art Ranks:
6th Dan, Tae Kwon Do
(Tang Soo Do), USMAF & MAIF
Rokudan, (6th Degree Black Belt) in US JU-JITSU, USJJF
Rokudan, (6th Degree Black Belt) in Shihan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu, USJJF &
Sensei Dillard can be contacted at the
1000 Century Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73110
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