Sensei Mike Viana

Judo Instructor

Sensei Mike

Mike Viana holds the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Judo and Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Neko-ryu Goshin Jitsu. Mike started judo at Bushido Judo School in 2001 after watching his 3 children have a blast under the instruction of Sensei Darian Stokes, and then took up Neko-ryu Goshin Jitsu in 2003 under the instruction of Professor Ernie Cates, Grandmaster Moose Cates, and Grandmaster Danny Glover. Mike currently is Secretary for the Bushido Judo School Board, and is an assistant instructor in both judo and Neko-ryu Goshin Jitsu.
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  • "In an age where commercialism seems to rule in the Martial Arts space and the true values of the Martial Arts are getting blurred Bushido Judo School holds true to the age old traditions of Honor, Respect and Discipline."

    -Andres Andreu
  • "Bushido Judo School has changed my life not only as a competitive athletes point of view but as an overall person. I have come to understand my self and gain much knowledge on how to control myself. Bushido's instructors are very caring and not only willing to help with judo but in all aspects of everyday life. Bushido isn't just a school it becomes your family."

    -Chris Elias
  • There's a few good places in Raleigh for martial arts, but I travel 40 mins to Bushido in Durham, because they're a competitive Judo club with the perfect balance of play-rough practice and fun-loving attitude.

    -Matt D'Avanzo
  • For the past two years, my six year old son had been asking to take martial arts classes. Being new to the area, we began visiting different dojos. A friend recommended that we visit Bushido. From the moment I met Sensei Stokes I was impressed with his interactions with the children in the class. My son joined, and a week later, I joined as well. The instructors and fellow students are exceptionally helpful. My son and I both enjoy the classes immensely, and my younger daughter now wants to join us.

    -Joe Zakszewski