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Soke Vernon Mike Love, MD, a former enlisted Marine Corp veteran, is a practicing physician who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1998; he completed his Family Practice Residency from 1998 to 2001; and was an Emergency Room Physician from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Mike Love currently owns Southwestern Medical Associates, P.C. (a family practice) in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Soke Mike Love started in martial arts at the age of 8, studying USA Goju under Sensei Bill Laquori, 7th dan, in 1970. At the age of 12, he started learning Aikido and Judo. He was awarded his Sokeship in 2004 in Aikido then subsequent sokeships in Aiki Jujutsu and Karate Jutsu. During the past 40+ years of his martial arts training, he has obtained numerous ranks and titles. The table below lists the most current and significant of these. While he is graded in some sport arts such as USA Judo and Goju Karate, since he no longer teaches or practices sports martial arts, these ranks are not listed here.

Art                                                                                          Rank                            Date

Anshin Arashi Budo Bugi Kai Bujutsu 12th dan Soke            Ju-nidan                    12/09/11

Anshin Arashi Aikido 10th dan Soke                                      Judan                          5/27/09

Anshin Arashi Aiki Jujutsu 10th dan Soke                              Judan                         5/27/09

Anshin Arashi Karate Jutsu 10th dan Soke                            Judan                         5/27/09

Juko Ryu Judo 9th dan                                                          Kudan                          6/17/12

Combat Ki                                                                             O Shihan                     6/17/12

Iaijutsu/Kenjutsu                                                                    Menkyo Shihan           6/01/13

Juko Ryu Kempo Jujutsu                                                      8th dan                         6/10/10

Juko Ryu Shorin Ryu Karate                                                 8th dan                         6/06/12

Shorin Ryu Karate                                                                 Shichidan                    6/19/03

Juku Ryu Ju Jutsu                                                                 Hatchidan                    6/17/11

Kubudo                                                                                  Sandan                        7/07/89

Soke Dai Jeff Johnson has been training in martial arts since 1984.  He was appointed Soke-Dai of the Anshin Arashi martial arts system in 2005 and currently teaches at the Anshin Arashi Hombu Dojo in Lawton, Oklahoma.  His ranks are as follows:

Soke Dai Jeff Johnson
Soke Dai Jeff Johnson

Anshin Arashi Ryu Aiki Jujutsu             7th Dan Shihan

Juko-Kai Nihan-Ryu Aikido                   7th Dan

Juko Ryu Judo                                      5th Dan

Anshin Arashi Ryu Aikido                     4th Dan

Tomiki Ryu Aikido                                 4th Dan

Juko Ryu Toho Iaijutsu/Kenjutsu          Menkyo Kyoshi

Juko-Ryu Aiki Inyo Ki-Jutsu                  Menkyo Kyoshi

Anshin Arashi Ryu Karate-Jutsu           3rd Dan

Juko Ryu Aiki Inyo Toide                      3rd Dan

Juko Ryu Jujutsu                                  2nd Dan

Isshin Ryu Karatedo                             1st Dan



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