Coach Michael started training at Metrolina Martial Arts over a year ago -- doing every art we offer. With his wrestling background, he gravitates towards brazilian jiu-jitsu. He earned his Blue Belt under Professor Matt Fior in June 2017.
Michael went to Appalachian State with a Political Science focus.
He first started his Martial Arts journey over 10 years ago at Integrated Martial Arts in Harrisburg under Professor Mark Cukro. After a bit of a hiatus, he joined Metrolina Martial Arts with his father, Mike Gainey. The father-son duo can often be seen training Jeet Kune Do and Kali together -- hitting each other is a form of bonding for them!