Mic Leo (also known as “The Lion”) is a passionate Martial Artist, Published Poet, and Author based in Elk Grove, California. Born in San Jose, his passion for the martial arts began early on thanks to his childhood hero Bruce Lee. At the age of 11, Mic started rigorous training in both Kenpo Karate and wrestling. Soon, his focus shifted to Korean systems like Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do. Over a decade later, Mic traveled to Korea to complete in-depth training with friend and Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster J.W. Suh.
In 1982, Mic’s life took a dark turn that ultimately awakened him to his innermost strength and infinite potential. Unfortunately, having sustained serious injuries to his right arm, he needed to have it amputated. While he was told his life would “never be the same,” he didn’t let such a dire circumstance stand in the way of his calling in life: to become a source of inspiration to those who have also faced unspeakable adversity head on.
By 1993, Mic’s unwavering drive to transform people’s lives inspired him to create Adapt for Life. Currently, this program is widely known as SifuCorp Recently, he authored “Adapt: Unleash the Power of Change” and launched a podcast called The Mic Leo Show. Mic has even been developing his own movie and video game about a disabled superhero named Marcus Knight.
Enlightened with a heart of warrior, Mic is on a mission to empower people (especially wounded troops and children with autism) to overcome any obstacle so they can achieve all of their goals. Above all, he strives to serve as an advocate for disabled people across the globe.
As a Certified 2nd & 3rd Generation Jeet Kune Do Instructor (under Dan Inosanto & Paul Vunak), Mic has trained thousands of people throughout the span of nearly four decades. From the beginning of his journey until now, his most notable affiliation and gratitude is to martial art greats Dan Inosanto and Paul Vunak.
Furthermore, Mic Leo has earned extensive acclaim through his multi-faceted career, including receiving the Presidential Sports Award and being dubbed an Inductee of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006.
I have many passions in life. One of those is to be a voice for the American Flag. To ensure that each and every United States flag flown in this world is made here on U.S. soil – every, single piece of it. Every citizen in this country should be able to go to a local store and purchase an American-made U.S. flag or know where to go on-line to ensure they are getting 100% American-made flags. ‘Assembled here’ is not the same as ‘made here’.
As an independent distributor of Valley Forge Flags, I offer 100% American-made U.S. flags in many sizes and material types, military flags, state flags, custom flags and all of the hardware you need to fly them high and proud. Have questions? Call me, 785-406-0976, if I can’t answer your question, I will find the answer for you.
We inspire and empower the boys and girls of today to become the strong men and women of tomorrow. The youth who complete our programs leave knowing that the future is in their hands, and that they have all the tools and knowledge required to turn their dreams into a reality.
Karl Hinkley, along with Kian Sonthana, joins Leffy to talk about Nowear BMX. Taking steps to grow the sport of bicycle freestyle in positive ways while effectively helping todays youth, Nowear is a rider owned American made bmx company That focuses on helping today's riders and growing the sport of bmx in positive ways.
Caleb Pahl joins Leffy to talk about The Caleb Bradley Band which is a Lincoln, Nebraska native Country/Rock band, fronted by the powerful Vocals of Caleb Pahl. Along side Caleb is his team of very talented, hand picked, musicians led by Lead Guitarist Elliot Mitchell, Bass & Backup Singer Zach Knaub, Drummer Jared Sonder, and Keys & Backup Singer Taylor Knaub.
Hunter James is an aspiring comedian based in Lincoln, NE. Having been active on the local comedy scene for less than a year, Hunter has been proving that he can perform right alongside many of the great up-and-coming comics around. He has performed for a number of shows from Lincoln to Los Angeles, and produces his own monthly comedy show, Sh!ts n' Giggles.
Justin Anderson, US Army (Retired) is a true warrior and continues to fight battles long after being medically retired from the US Army in 2004 and becoming permanently disabled. Just one week before getting married to the love of his life and caregiver he was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. After one year of fighting Justin was able to send the cancer into remission, but after years of complications to his left leg due to injuries recieved while conducting combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq Justin had to have his leg amputated above the knee. After only 3 months of being cancer free the brain tumor came back but he was once again able to beat the cancer and is almost 1 year in remission!!
Anderson has accumulated a tremendous amount of medical bills due to his cancer treatment. Justin is in need of trying to get these medical bills paid so he can move on and concentrate on getting him healthy after beating the cancer yet again!
Justin has fought for his country in Iraq, fought a long on-going battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury, he had to have his leg operated on numerous times and eventually the leg had to be amputated in June of 2014, and then revised and amputated higher in November of 2015. Friends and family have been a great support throughout this battle with cancer and numerous major operations so now it's time to get some help for Justin to pay these medical expenses.
Justin traveled to Syndey, Australia in May of 2016 for a revolutionary type of surgery called Osseointigration. There was a titanium rod implanted into his femur and a small stoma proteuding from his stump and this will connect directly into his prosthetic leg, no more muscle fatigue, sores, or pain from having to wear a socket! Justin was the first American Iraq War Veteran to have this done and it helped to improve his quality of life as well as help to get this procedure FDA approved in the U.S. For more information on the procedure visit these two websites, thank you and God Bless!