Sensei Mike Sautner began studying karate in 1980 with then third-degree black belt Dennis Tosten at American Karate Studios, AmeriKick’s predecessor, on Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia. Mike currently holds an eighth-degree black belt in Kenpo karate as well as extensive training in Shotokan karate and Filipino Arnis. He is Team AmeriKick’s head coach and is a member of AmeriKick’s masters board, which is responsible for testing and certifying AmeriKick’s black belts. Mike is responsible for teaching karate classes for all ages as well as Gracie jiu jitsu basics. Sensei Mike has been teaching Kenpo Karate to students for over thirty years in several Amerikick locations. He is also a Temple University Graduate and an Emergency Certified Substitute teacher for the Central Bucks School District.