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Michael Jai White Celebrates His Birthday
Posted on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:17 am
by IDMA Editor

One of IDMA's celebrity instructors, Michael Jai White celebrates his birthday today.

Photo of young Michael

Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1967 and started his martial art career at the young age of eight years. He went on to graduate from Yale and Brown University as a teacher and from there, along side his passionate martial art career; he moved into a career in film.

Photo of Michael Jai White

As an accomplished stunt-man, actor, writer, and producer, his long repertoire of movies includes Exit Wounds, The Dark Knight, Universal Soldier, Spawn, The Legend of Bruce Lee, Undisputed II, Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone, and numerous others.

Photo of Michael Jai White in Spawn - photo from

Michael is also a multiple black belt holder in seven Karate styles with 26 titles. As an instructor on the IDMA website, Michael teaches street fighting principles, self-defense, and increasing speed and strength. All of these are valuable lessons on how to best defend on the streets.

Photo of Michael and IDMA team member, Stefon

Photo of Michael and President of IDMA, Werner Leuschner

From all of us on the IDMA team, Happy Birthday Michael!

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