Auburn resident Michael Faraday has been nominated for inclusion in the 2019 ‘Martial Arts Masters & Pioneers Autobiography Book’ and for induction into the AMAA Who’s Who Legends Hall of Honors as a Pioneer Legend in the arts.
The induction ceremony, banquet and book release will be held on June 29, 2019 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The event is expected to host more than 400 regional dignitaries and international martial arts celebrities with special guest appearances by award-winning director/fight choreographer, author, and martial artist, Art Camacho, as well as film star Cynthia Rothrock and UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn.
The AMAA Who’s Who in the Martial Arts Book series is an autobiographical publication serving as a history book for today’s martial artists. Since its first publication in 2015, it has become one of the most recognizable Martial Arts titles worldwide and is an essential guide for learning the history of martial arts pioneers who have paved the way for today’s martial artists. The book is the first of its kind that combines a martial arts history book and directory all in one.
Faraday lives in Auburn with his wife Tammy, and his son Mason, and holds the rank of 8th Dan and the title of Kyoshi. In 2000 he began to develop his own discipline which he calls ‘Taikyokuken Ken Sho Ryu’. This system is comprised of his own personal traditions, beliefs, and philosophies. He also opened a dojo called QuickSilver the Silver Dragon Inc. located in Auburn.
Before beginning his own discipline, Kyoshi Faraday studied PI Lum Kung-Fu, Goju Ryu, The Vallari system, Ken Sho Ryu Kenpo, American Kenpo, Shotokan, & currently study under Shidoshi Glenn Perry in the Chinese Goju system. He has also studied under Shidoshi Ron “The Black Dragon” Van Clief.
“I have never been concerned with quantity of students” says Faraday. “But as far as quality, this means everything as far as I am concerned. I teach a low number of students so my teachings are more focused according to quality. Everything I do is done completely outside in the elements, no matter what.”
With this current induction into the AMAA Martial Arts Masters & Pioneers induction, Faraday has been inducted into Halls of Fame fifteen times including in the Island of St. Thomas and in London, England.
Says Faraday, “I just wish for everyone to know that in Martial Science it isn’t what we can do, but what we can do for others for this is the true spirit of what is Living the Martial Way.”