Mike Swain

swain/">Mike Swain Celebrates his 20th Anniversary of The GOLD -and the GREEN!

Born: 12/21/60 (Elizabeth, NJ), Height 5' 9", Weight 71 kg
Address: 138 West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
Sport: JUDO - 6th Degree Black Belt (RokuDan)
Business: Swain Sports International 408-286-5836
Wife: Chie Swain (1992 - 61kg Olympian - Brazil)
Father-in-law: Chiaki Ishii (1972 - 95kg Olympic Bronze Medalist - Brazil)
Books: Ashiwaza II (book), Mike Swain's Judo (video), Championship Newaza (video)


1977 Barcelona, Spain (World Team)
1980 Moscow, Russia (Olympic Team)
1983 Moscow, Russia (World Team)
1984 Los Angeles (Olympic Team)
1985 Seoul, Korea (World Team)
1987 Essen, Germany (World Team)
1988 Seoul, Korea (Olympic Team)
1989 Belgrade, Yugoslavia (World Team)
1992 Barcelona, Spain (Olympic Team)
1996 Atlanta (Men's Olympic Judo Coach)



1987 World Championships - Essen Germany (Only American Male to ever win)
1987 Pan American Games - Indianapolis
1991 US Open
1988 Italian Open
1984 Czechoslovakian Open
1984 Belgian Open
1982 Dutch Open


1989 World Championships - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1985 World Championships - Seoul, Korea
1991 Sungkok Cup - Korea
1991 Pacific Rim Championships - Hawaii
1990 Goodwill Games - Seattle
1987 Shoriki Cup - Japan
1986 Kano Cup - Japan
1985 Matsumae Cup - Austria
1985, 1983 US Open
1977 Pan American Championship - Argentina


1988 Olympic Games - Seoul, Korea
1989 Pacific Rim Championships - China
1987 German Open
1985 Pacific Rim Championship - Japan
1984 German Open
1983 Pan American Games - Venezuela
1983 Pacific Rim Championships - Japan
1981 Dutch Open
1981, 1980 US Open


5 - Time National Champion
4 - Time National Collegiate Champion
5 - Time Olympic Sports Festival Champion

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7/7/2007 7:00:46 AM | Mike Swain Sensei san Your twenty years of Budo road means to bring together Budo practitioners of the old ways As a Fellow of Honour & traditional excellence to raise the profile of traditional karate at the highest level with global vision. Mike Swains of his 20th Anniversary is a mile stone for the future generation......As a One for all & All for one!!!Oss Oss Oss S.Kanishka Taifu Ryukyu Kobudo India


2/4/2007 9:07:13 AM | mike congratulations.In the time that everyone is braging about their achivements you remain the humbelest champion .your seminars are first class,your matts are first class ,and you are all the way first class.i look forward to see you in tkc this tue. god bless. reza ghasry

reza ghasry

2/3/2007 6:32:11 AM | Dear friend and brother in the martial arts."Mike Swain" Now, you know you are very special to your family,us, and the community,you have my good feelings of greatness "Amazing Grace, has follow you through your life,your soul will never die,you are compromised now,don`t stop,you have will. May the lord "JESUSCHRIST" BLESS YOU AND YOUR AND YOUR FAMILY AND THOSE AROUND YOU! Sorry,about my writing,am not so good,but,I try. "Happy Anniversary"
Stay Healthy and close to your family"

Edgar Serrano Orta

2/3/2007 5:16:51 AM | Mike - inspiration, devotion, attitude and hard work. You are a great role-model for all aspiring athletes of the world. with the mess of idiots trying to take GOD out of our schools and lives, the good kids need people like you to look up too. Your fellow martial artist, Hall of Fameer

Duane R. Ethington

2/1/2007 12:20:56 PM | Mike you’re a true inspiration to all marital artists. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.
Golden Eagle

Meraj Asari

2/1/2007 4:47:41 AM | Sensei long live being you are the grass root of Budo All India Uechi ryu Karate di Union extending humble salutation to you, we the indian budokas says namaskar for your extraordinary service to the global Budo community - S.Harsha, General Secretary, All India Uechi ryu Karate do Union

S. Harsha

2/1/2007 4:39:55 AM | dear mike swain san my best wishes to you As A Brother in Budo i hope many more in future, Entair Budo community of India extending warm greetings to you. M. Srinivasulu, 6th Dan, Renshi, Goju ryu Ohshikai India

M.Srinivasulu,6th dan ,Renshi

2/1/2007 3:53:03 AM | I hope you be successful in future as you were in the past, in all aspects of your personal and business affairs.

Hamid Mohtashami

1/31/2007 9:38:53 PM | Mr.Swain,
Congratulations on your success,your a true asset to the martial arts. Keep up the good work. Your friend Sal Banuelos from NAK Martial Art Centers AZ.

Sigung Sal Banuleos

1/31/2007 2:49:41 PM | Mike,
Good on ya!!
Don"t know if you remember but we taught together at San Jose Gasshuku a few years back. You gave me a couple of pointers for Sport Jujitsu.
Happy 20th

Daryl Johnson

1/31/2007 8:55:54 AM | May God bless you in your next 20 years of buisness etc. keep up saving our brusises.

ralph a. kern

1/31/2007 7:12:39 AM | Mr. Swain,
Congratulations on your 20 years of extraordinary accomplishments. Your life is inspiring to our students and the martial arts world. Thank you for being an example and producing quality mats!
Sincerely, Omar Aviles Head Instructor Tiger Tae Kwon Do

Omar Aviles

1/31/2007 6:06:46 AM | Mike, You have made Thousands of Martial Arts Schools Safer and more professional in appearance. Congratulations on your success and 20yrs anniversary. You are an Inspirational Leader in our Industry! As a successful businessman and World Class Martial Artist you set the bar at a very high level giving everyone something to aspire too! This year is our 20th Anniversary and all 8 of our studios have your mats. May the next 20 years be as successful as the previous.
You Friend in the Martial Arts, From Delaware

John Godwin

1/31/2007 5:46:13 AM | mr. swain keep up the good work and remember accomplishments can be a very good example to others and be happy always.

umar khan

1/31/2007 5:19:52 AM | Swainy,
You have always led by example and deserve the recognition as one of the best in the Judo/Grappling world.
They say your mats are first class when the truth being the truth - you are First Class! Continue success, all the best - it"s my honor to call your friend!

Tom Patire

1/31/2007 12:51:45 AM | Hi, mike, you doing great, keep it up, God will helps you, my prayer always with you..........

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

1/31/2007 12:16:10 AM | The Champions are not born ,They are made by true hard work .
Congratulations on Your 20th Anniversary. God Bless ya!

Amitoj Garg

1/30/2007 10:13:35 PM | Mr. Swain,
Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary and thank you so much for the quality mats you produce. I put them in my new dojo and I am extremely happy with them.

Brandon Fisher

1/30/2007 8:01:32 PM | Champions can rise but a true champion has to have lasting power to extend those qualities in all areas!
20 years and you are still an inspiration.
Sydney Australia

Fari Salievski

1/30/2007 7:53:12 PM | mr. swain keep up the good work and remember accomplishments can be a very good example to others --

jason cleverly

1/30/2007 7:03:21 PM | Special Congratulations goes out to World Champion Mike SWAIN for his 20th Anniversary!

Bolivar Ramirez

1/30/2007 6:51:15 PM | Best wishes on your 20th anniversary!!! You"re an inspiration to the entire martial arts community.
Your friend,
Karate West

Randy Holeman

1/30/2007 6:35:26 PM | Mike,
Happy anniversary and best of luck during the next 20 years! Please extend my HIGH FIVE to your staff for a job and product, well done!

Scott Pettit

1/30/2007 5:43:26 PM | Felicidades por su aniversario, y es un onor contar con personas que enriquecen las artes marciales como el caso del Sensei Mike Swain. Ejemplo de la comunidad marcial del MUNDO.

Oscar Pascual Benavente Saucedo

1/30/2007 4:39:45 PM | Mike,Thanks for all that you have done Kovars Satori Academy and for me personally.I am proud to call you my friend.Congratulations on all of your accomplishments .

Dave Kovar

1/30/2007 3:34:38 PM | Congratulations on this historic anniversary. You have instilled hope, drive and determination in many people. The level of excellence that you have shown in the realm of martial arts will never be forgotten. Congratulations – Anshu Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson

1/30/2007 2:57:37 PM | Mike, my knees, neck, and feet send you a giant THANK YOU! I remember when my school was full of carpet-on-concrete and how I would go home aching every night; oh man, and the SMELL! Thank you for keeping me kicking Mike, and for making my school (and a lot of others) clean, good-looking, and easy on the nose. By the way, I received my Flexi-Mat two weeks ago and set it up in my garage; it’s already my kids favorite toy! Mike, Happy 20th –and I wish you 20 more happy, healthy, and prosperous years!

Tom Callos

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12/21/1960  Michael Swain (Birthday)