About Mike Petersen

Mr. Petersen's interest in Kempo-Karate began in 1997 while watching his then 9 year old son, Shaun, train at the Universal Kempo Karate School in Daleville, Virginia. Within a month, he joined the adult class under the tutelage of Professor Christopher Ragone, and soon after became interested in teaching Kempo-Karate.

He began assisting children's classes in early 1998, and by the time he received his black belt in 2001, he was teaching all ages. Fueled by his passion for teaching, he decided to open his own school in the New River Valley. His School opened on January 1st, 2002. Since then, both the School and Mr. Petersen's love for teaching have continued to grow.