Sensei Michael Veillon

The owner, founder and chief instructor of Pine Forest Martial Arts. Sensei Veillon currently holds the title of Renshi as well as the ranks of Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt) in both Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo, Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Tuite, Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Aiki, and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is also one of the first people in the US to be issued a Certified Instructor certificate from the Okinawa Shorin-ryu Matsumura Orthodox Karate and Kobudo Federation (OSMKKF) of Okinawa, Japan.

Sensei Veillon’s teacher is Hanshi John Shipes (8th Degree Black Belt and Western U.S. Director of the OSMKKF).

Sensei Veillon’s students quickly learn that he is very upbeat and that they can ask him any question and receive supportive feedback from him. Even though he strives to always have fun, his students all understand how serious and committed he his to everything he involves himself in. Sensei Veillon knows how to provide just the right balance of discipline, motivation, and guidance to develop and bring out the personal best in every individual. His delivery style has been described as “knowledgeable”, “enthusiastic”, “patient” and “honest”. He constantly strives to teach each student at the individual level and speed that they require to develop the confidence and skills needed to fully take advantage of their training.