About the Author

Mike Crankshaw

Michael Crankshaw lives in Johannesburg South Africa where he runs his Fleet Management Services Corporation, FleetCUBE.

He has trained in the traditional martial arts of Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu since 1985. He has trained in Japan on a number of occasions. In 2011 he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt in Karate and Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu

During these years he has also trained in Tai Chi Chuan and visited both mainland China and Taiwan on a number of occasions to further his training in Tai Chi Chuan.

He also ran one of the Yuishinkai Kobujutsu branch Dojos in Johannesburg for nine years. During that time he taught both styles of martial arts.

He trains daily at the South African Honbu dojo in Johannesburg. He teaches classes when asked to do so by Shihan Eddie Jardine. Training is part of his never ending daily lifestyle.

Train beyond technique
It leaves footprints in the sand
A gentle wind blows