Nicklaus Suino had been called “one of North America’s foremost martial arts teachers.” An internationally recognized martial artist and a published author on the subject Suino is a leader in in the Japanese martial arts community both here in the USA and abroad. He is President and Managing Director of the Shudokan Martial Arts Association. He runs the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Suino believes that practice of the self-defense arts can have a profound positive effect on people's lives, so in addition to teaching martial arts, he consults for businesses and individuals who want to improve their effectiveness using the physical, mental, and intangible principles of mastery.