51A Everett Dr. | Suite A50 | Princeton Jct, NJ 08550

Sifu Mike Lee

Director and Head Instructor

Sifu Mike, Owner and Director of the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts, began his martial arts  journey 20 years ago - his martial arts lineage can be traced back directly to the legendary Bruce Lee, who passed the art onto Guro Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s protege. Guro Inosanto in turn taught Sifu Rick Tucci, who was Mike’s primary instructor in the Martial Arts. Mike became one of Rick’s top Instructors in Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts as well as receiving instructorship directly under Guro Dan Inosanto. Following the 27 year legacy that Sifu Tucci has paved, Mike eventually became the Head Instructor and Sifu at the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts.

Always seeking to improve his skills and continue his growth as a martial artist, Mike is a practitioner and instructor in a wide variety of martial arts disciplines. His accomplishments include:

  • Senior Instructorship under Sifu Rick Tucci
  • Full Instructorship under Ajarn Surachai Sirisute, founder of the Thai Boxing Association of America
  • Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Yellow Glove/Full Instructor in Boxe Francaise Savate under Professor Salem Assli
  • Masugid in Lameco Eskrima International under the late Punong Guro Edgar Sulite


Extensive training under other notable instructors including:

  • Mande Muda Silat under the late Pendekar Herman Suwanda
  • Penjak Silat - Bukti Negara under the late Pendekar Paul De Thouars
  • Capoeira under Mestre Caxias