Prof. Michael Lynch

Prof. Michael Lynch

Prof. Michael Lynch, along with his twin brother Prof. Timothy Lynch, established The School of Ancient Martial Arts during the 1970's in southern California. The school relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1992. The school teaches two martial arts programs, Kazokushin Ryu Jujutsu and Mahkawai Karate.

The chief instructor at SAMA is Prof. Michael Lynch. He has studied the martial arts since 1960. He holds the ranks of 7th Degree Black Belt in Jujutsu; 7th Degree in Mahkawai Karate, 4th Degree in Itosu-ha Shito Kyu Karate, 4th Degree in Kodokan Judo, 4th Degree in Kosho Ryo Kenpo, 3rd Degree in Aikido, 2nd Degree in Tae Kwon Do, and 1st Degree in Kendo/Kenjutsu.

In 1985 Prof. Lynch was selected as captain of the U. S. Jujitsu Team and competed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Argentina. He was the 1986 and 1990 demonstration champion. He continues to serve as a national and international referee in judo, jujutsu and karate competitions. He has taught martial arts/defensive tactics to civilians, military and law enforcement personnel throughout the world. He has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years.

Additional Images

Prof. Michael Lynch (rear) with the late Prof. Dom Carollo and two students, Gary Anderson (L) and David Woodland (R) at the 1995 Camp Kokua. Photograph courtesy of David Woodland.

Prof. Michael Lynch (left) with Gary Anderson, Prof. Wally Jay and David Woodland (R) at the 1996 Camp Kokua. Photograph courtesy of David Woodland.

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Prof. Michael Lynch at the 1999 Jujitsu America convention in San Mateo, CA.

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