Michael Neal,{Grandmaster}

Doctor Of Martial Arts Science & Eduction

Doctor Of Chinese Medicine

International Board For Professional Education Teaching Standards


 Who Is Who In The Encyclopedia Of Martial Arts

Ambassador For Peace (Grandmaster Member)

2010  Hall-Of-Fame (Grandmaster Of The Year) I.I.M.A.A

2013 Hall-Of-Fame (Grandmaster Of The Year) Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association

Grandmaster Neal Training



Mailing Address: 1210 Arlington, Dr #2
Richmond, Kentucky. 40476

Phone: 1+(859)248-7382
E-mail: gmneal@shaolin-mmaa.org (Personal)

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Michael Neal (10th Dan) was born and raised in the Cites of Richmond & Lexington Kentucky (USA) in the 1950's. He started his Martial Arts path and training in the early 1960's at a young age from studying from correspondents he could find at the time, from magazines, all the time attending the public school systems as he trained he has trained under a total of three Grandmaster and has never trained under anyone that was under the rank of 8th Dan. This is NOT to say that anyone under this rank that holds a Black Belt is less knowledgeable, Just that he trained with the best of the best. He met a man in 1963 that was a Grandmaster in a style and system of the Chinese Shaolin Kung-Fu Style / System, This is a collective teaching of the temples in China with the best forms and weapons . During the mid-1800's Chinese martial arts were cloaked in secrecy, as they had been in China. Outsiders knew nothing of them. It was not until much later was they available for the non-Chinese. When the Martial Arts did come within grasping range of a non-Chinese, they were viewed as a Mysterious, Secretive, and Practice that was used strictly for fighting. In this Shaolin style, we practice Nei Kung (Internal work) (Chinese) (Kung-Fu), Training incorporated with a more physical Wei Kung (External work) (Japanese / Karate), to create a more complete Martial Artist. We practice a variety of animal-based forms and systems such as the Bird, Tiger, & Dragon. Da Mo’s Ie Ching (Bodhidharma), And Physical forms such as San Njie Chien,Three unity “Iron Man” Form, Tie Ku Chang / Iron Bone Palm, Se Meng Tao lie “The way to break the four doors” {Facing the four doors}. Some of our weapons reflect the Japanese Styles such as the Tonfa, Sai, Kamas, and Nunchaku. The Japanese Ranking System and Gi are used due to the Popular Japanese (Karate) Systems, and due to the fact that the Chinese were discriminated against so in order to continue with the art of Shaolin it took on another appearance. This was done during the Boxer Rebellion about 1900. Now still in the 1960's it was hard enough finding a "Karate" teacher much less a "Kung-Fu" teacher as it did not grow like wildfire until the 1970's with the release of the Bruce lee movies and the TV series "Kung-Fu", This Master Michael found visited the school he was attending and gave a demo and Michael was so impressed with this art and the movements and beauty of it that he just had to ask him if he could take classes so with his Mom & Dad giving approval, He started his training out of a garage with just a few students and became a great student of the arts, wanting to learn all he could, Being joined later with his Cousin Juanita; Michael would help teach his cousin at home (She lived with him and his Parents). Training very hard every day after his public school classes was over. He then earned his Black Belt in 1967 after a long physical Test. Michael continued his training everyday after school for the next 6 years going over and over each movement. Michael was the most Senior Student of Great-Grandmaster, So then in 1973, he got permission to start teaching. He then started teaching the art he loved so well naming the school the Madison Martial Arts Academy. He began his teaching in the local YMCA and Recreation centers in the local city area, and even teaching private classes at students home. He was never interested in the show or tournament side of the Martial Arts or interested in any other sport; He was very devoted to his art form and teaching it. Michaels’ favorite weapon is the Broad Sword and the Tiger Forms are his favorite long forms. This was all he wanted to do is train and teach. He continued his training and teaching over the next 7 years, and achieved Master rank in 1981, At this point in his life with many years of understanding the Martial Arts he started studying the Korean Style of Tae Kwon Do in Lexington, Kentucky (USA). He spent about a year working out and studying both arts, but his heart and love was in Shaolin. Therefore, he stopped studying Tae Kwon Do to devote himself to the Shaolin System. Moreover, by the 1990's and with his Grandmaster retiring in 1993, He was awarded the leadership of the System and with it the Grandmaster 10Th Degree Black Belt of this Shaolin Kung-Fu System. His Grandmaster (Liang Ming chuan) Passed away a few years later in 1995, And with his passing a part of Michael died and what knowledge he still had with in him. About this time, he opened a School in North Carolina and Chartered the Madison Martial Arts Academy in the State. Michael worked hard to bring out this System in more public attention. He then became Chairman of the Chinese Martial Arts Division of the A.A.U. for the State of North Carolina (1994-1995) {Amateur Athletic Union} and worked hard teaching and promoting the art, Adding an “Umbrella” form and many different “Self-Defense Sequence, many he has taught to Police Officers for practical uses by them. Opening schools in the cities of Franklin & Waynesville (Two Schools in Franklin).He then chartered the Madison Martial Arts Academy in the State of Kentucky in 2005, moving there in 1998. He has been approved and is a member of the United States Martial Arts Association, as well as the Independent Martial Arts Federation,  the Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association, And other Martial Arts Organizations that give him honor and respect for being apart of them. He now all so sits on the Advisory Boards of Martial Arts Organizations, And has been elected into the Hall-Of-Fame on a few (2010 Grandmaster of the Year) In the International Independent Martial Arts Association.  In addition, is appointed President of the state of Kentucky Chapter (USA) for the W.O.M.A. He is a Member of the World Kung Shao Organization in 2010. He has given of himself to Charities such as Humanitarian needs, and fund raising events for those in need over the years, and has taught those that could not pay for classes. Going into Public Schools and doing Demo’s for the students, and giving Seminars in Local and out of state Colleges. He has received many awards and Accolades for his very kind heart to both the Martial Arts world and his fellow Man. He teaches as he learned, with understanding as well as the need for listening. He has taught many Black Belts as well as many Students over the years, and they all have great respect for him. Some still call and ask him for advice to their every day life. He is a great person in whole. He has been involved in the Non-profit fund raising events as well, to help and assist people in need in the community. Grandmaster Neal is very much known for his dedication, loyalty, and sense of honor, sense of humor, and his love of his family and students. To him his students are his family! The Shaolin is a vast art and no one person could ever hold its’ knowledge. He is just glad that he has apart of it, and can further its’ teaching to others as it was to him. His greatest quality is that he will teach anyone that wants to learn as he did even if they can not afford to pay Money is nor ever has been a major factor to him. He has done this on many occasions. He is a true teacher and student of the art he loves so well.


A special Note: Grandmaster Neals' Wife (Donna) has been in Critical condition for close to a year and he has been close by her side as she has been in and out of five Hospitals and in ICU of one. He has as i am sure those of us that know him has dropped everything to be at her side giving her the care she needs. We all join in wishing both of them all the best, That both of them recover soon. 


迈克尔·尼尔(10旦) 出生并成长在1950年的濒危物种公约里士满和肯塔基州列克星敦(美国)。他开始了他的武术路径,在1960年代初在年轻的时候从记者,他能找到的时间学习,从杂志,所有的时间就读公立学校系统。然后,他遇到了在1963年的男人,这是一个法师在中国少林功夫样式/系统,一个c的风格和系统在中国的寺庙ollective教学。在19世纪中叶的中国武术被笼罩在保密,因为他们已经在中国。外界一无所知他们。但直到很久以后为他们提供非中国人。当武术还是来了内抓一个非中国的范围内,他们被看作是被严格用于战斗的一个神秘,遮遮掩掩,与实践。在这种少林风格,我们的做法尼公(内部工作)(中国)(功夫),具有更多的物理卫哭嗯(外功)(日/空手道)注册成立培训,以创造一个更完整的武术家。我们实行了多种动物为基础的形式和系统,如鸟,虎,龙&。大漠的IE清(达摩)和物理形式,如圣恩杰建,三统一“钢铁侠”的形式,领带古昌/铁骨棕榈,硒孟涛谎言“打破了四门的方式”{面临四大门}。我们的一些武器,反映了日本风格,如拐,西,Kamas的,和双节棍。日本的等级制度和Gi用于因日本人气(空手道)系统,并且由于这样的事实,中国人歧视所以为了继续与少林的艺术它承担了另一次出现。这是义和团运动期间完成约1900。现 在,仍然在1960年的那是够难找到一个“空手道”的老师就更不容易了“功夫”的老师,因为它没有成长不胫而走,直到20世纪70年代用的李小龙电影和电 视连续剧“功夫释放“,这主迈克尔发现参观了学校,他出席了一个演示和迈克尔是如此深刻的印象,这种艺术与运动和它的美丽,他刚要问他,如果他能采取类, 以便与他的妈妈和爸爸给批准后,他开始了他的训练出一个车库只有几个学生,成为艺术的好学生,想学习所有他能,正与他的表哥胡安妮塔后来加入;迈克尔将有 助于教他的表弟在家里(她住他和他的父母)。每天都非常努力的训练后,他的公立学校课结束了。然后,他赢得了他的黑腰带级选手在1967年很长的物理测试之后。迈克尔继续为学校未来6年将在以后和在每一个动作他的日常训练。迈克尔是伟大的,大师的最高级学生,所以后来在1973年,他得到许可,开始教学。然后,他开始教他爱这么好命名学校的麦迪逊武术学院的艺术。他开始了他的教学在当地的城市地区的当地基督教青年会和娱乐中心,甚至私教班学生回家。他从来没有兴趣在表演或武术,或拥有任何其他运动赛事的一面;他非常热爱他的艺术形式和教它。迈克尔最喜欢的武器是阔剑和老虎表格是他心仪已久的形式。这是所有他想要做的是火车和教导。他继续他的训练和教学,在未来7年,并于1981年取得硕士学位等级,此时在他的生活,具有多年的了解武术,他开始学习跆拳道的韩国风格的列克星敦,肯塔基州(美国) 。他花了大约一年的工作了,学习这两种艺术,但他的心脏和爱是在少林。因此,他停止学习跆拳道投身少林系统。此外,由20世纪90年代,并与他的退休大师在1993年,他被授予了系统的领导和与它这个少林功夫体系的宗师第10届学位黑带。他的宗师(梁敏川)逝世几十年后的1995年,并与他的传球迈克尔的一部分死了,什么知识,他仍然在他曾与。大约在这个时候,他在该国开设了一家学校在北卡罗莱纳州和特许麦迪逊武术学院。迈克尔努力带出这个系统更能引起公众注意。随后,他成为了AAU为北卡罗来纳州(1994-1995){业余田径联合会}的中国武术事业部主席苦练教学,促进艺术,添加一个“伞”的形式和许多不同的“自国防序列,许多他已经被他们教给警务人员的实际用途。开放学校富兰克林&韦内斯维尔(两所学校的富兰克林)的城市。然后,他包车的麦迪逊武术学院在肯塔基州于2005年,于1998年搬到那儿。他已获得批准,是美国武术协会的成员,以及独立武术联合会,意大利精武体育会,以及其他武术的组织给他的荣誉和尊重是他们分开的。他现在都这么坐在武术组织的顾问委员会,并当选为霍尔名望的几个(2010年广安门年度)在国际独立武术协会。此外,被任命肯塔基州分会(美国)的沃玛他是世界功夫邵组织在2010年的一个成员国家的总统。他给自己给慈善机构,如人道主义需求,及集资活动为那些需要多年来,并且告诉那些无法支付的类。进入公立学校,做演示的为学生,并在当地举办讲座和外州学院。他曾获得许多奖项和荣誉,因为他的心脏无论对武术世界和他的同胞的人。他教他了解到,随着认识以及需要倾听。他教了很多黑带以及许多学生,多年来,他们都非常尊重他。有的还打电话询问他的意见,他们的每一天的生活。他是一个伟大的人的整体。他曾参与非牟利筹款活动,为出色,帮助和协助有需要的人在社会上。特级大师尼尔是非常出名的是他的奉献,忠诚,和荣誉感,幽默感,和他的爱他的家人和学生。在他看来他的学生是他的家人!少林是一个庞大的艺术,没有一个人可以永远保持它的知识。他只是很高兴他有拆开它,并能促进其教学他人,因为这是他的。











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