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Master Mikeal 'Bear' Smith
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Body Mind & Spirit Academy of Martial Arts

~ 7th Degree Black Belt - CQC PGR Self-Protection System™
~ Master in American Tang Soo Do (5th Degree Black Belt)
~ 4th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu JuJitsu
~ 4th Degree Black Belt in NinJitsu

~ Advanced Instructor - International SFC Unarmed Combatives
~ Trained in Close Quarters Combat and Philippine Stick Fighting
~ Educated in Japanese first aid and Chinese acupressure
~ Appointed official for the United States Sport JuJitsu Team
~ Assistant Coach & Advisor for Dog Soldier Fight Team
~ Soke & Founder of the PGR Self-Protection System (TM)


~ 2012 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

~ 2011 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

~ 2010 World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Inductee

~ 2010 NBK Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee

~ 2010 Masters Hall of Fame Nominee


I believe that all true Martial Artists share the goal of continued learning and
sharing of knowledge. In such seemingly wild and crazy times it is important
to remain true to certain values; Honor, Truth, Strength to defend what is Right, and Strength to stand against what is Wrong.

"Your Thoughts & Philosophies Can Only Travel As Far As Your Deeds & Actions Take Them" © 1995 Mikeal Smith

"The Success of Evil Relies Solely Upon the Apathy of Good" © 2008 Mikeal Smith

Specializing in seminars and private lessons teaching Close Quarters Combat &
Personal Self Protection using the PGR Self-Protection System(TM). Traditional
programs are also available for select individuals or semi-private groups.


Master Mikeal 'Bear' Smith's Blog

How Dare I Have a Bad Day!

A friend and teacher of mine does a free class for a group of people who are so called disadvantaged; Down’s Syndrome, many other issues, etc., well…. you get the point, and sometimes I’ve helped out.


So one day I’m having the proverbial bad day; missed a three foot putt, dog ate my homework, cutoff in traffic, nobody gets my sense of humor, etc. etc. etc. and I walk into the training center while this class is going on. Out of the…


Posted on March 4, 2011 at 12:27pm

I kinda like these.....

"Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got."

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day, while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of…

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 1:32pm

A thought regarding the "Warrior's Mentality"

You can physically train to be a martial artist and practice martial art philosophies in life but there is something within each of us that either prevents or allows us to actually apply, in reality, a warrior's mentality to physical actions; this allows us to walk through the proverbial "valley of death" or, as some would say, "today is a good day to die". Those without so called martial training can be warriors as well; try stopping a mother from protecting her children and most likely…

Posted on March 27, 2010 at 10:32am

Just a Thought

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Speaking for myself, and perhaps others, I have tired of hearing the derogatory banter between “Traditional” martial artists and “MMA” fighters and somewhere in between “Reality” practitioners. I challenge any to show what they do is “pure” in that there is nothing that has been changed, added and or removed…


Posted on March 10, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:13pm on December 30, 2009, Andy Tourin said…

Looks like you're a pro on "Social Networking" sites. You'll have to forgive my slow response.


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