Shihan Mike Ritter started teaching in 1965 and is an 8th Degree Black Belt.
His Instructors were: Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine, Soke Takayoshi Nagamine and Sensei Frank Grant, Sensei James Wax and Sensei Rich Adams.
He is also Founder and President of the United States Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Federation.

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Vice President World Shorin-ryu Karate-Do Federation 1984-1988
President United States Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Federation 1986 – Present
AAU Referee Committee (Karate)  1988 – 1992
AAU Board of Managers 1988 – 1997
AAU Public Recreation Committee (all sports) 1992
AAU Redistricting Committee (all sports) 1990-1993
AAU National Executive Committee (Karate) 1990-1997
IMRKF Board of Directors 2010 – Present
AAU Region 6 Director (Karate) 1988-1987
AAU Treasurer Ohio (all sports) 1988 – 1989
AAU Registration Ohio (all sports) 1988 – 1989
AAU President Ohio (all sports) 1988 – 1995
AAU Chairman Ohio Karate 1988 – 1997
AAU Vice President Ohio (all sports) 1995 – 1997
University of Cincinnati 1973 – 1993
Okinawan Karate-Do Queen City Ave. 1973 – 2000
Middletown YMCA 1983 – 1989
U.C. Com. Ed. Beginning Karate 1984 – 1989
U.C. Accredited Course KARATE 1, 2 and 3 1989 – 1994
Ritter’s Family Martial Arts (Lebanon Oh.) 2005 – 2006
Ritter’s Family Martial Arts (Mason Oh.) 1993 – Present
Level 1 ACEP   08/09/1989
Certified USA-NKF National Clinic 7/13/2011
Certified USA-NKF International US Open Clinic  4/5/2012 
Certified USA-NKF National Clinic 7/11/2012
Cardio Karate Instructor 05/17/1999
PUKO International Kata/Kumite 1987
AAU National Kata/Kumite Referee “A” 1988 – 1997
USAKF National Kumite Referee “A” 10/07/2006
USAKF National Kata Judge “A”  03/22/2008
USA-NKF National Kata Judge “A”  11/23/2008
Westerville Judo Award: Effort and Leadership during the AAU Ohio State Games   06/17/1989 
AAU Outstanding Association Leadership Award: President Ritter 1989
Governor Buddy Roemer State of Louisiana Special Recognition
AAU Progress Award: President Mike Ritter 1990
Progress Award Criteria:  A progress award Measures each district’s progress from the previous year and is presented to the first place winner in each Division.  
AAU Certificate of Appreciation: President Mike Ritter  12/31/90
AAU Certificate of Appreciation: President Mike Ritter 12/31/90
Perseverance and Support to the AAU Youth Sports Program  
AAU Certificate of Appreciation:  12/30/92
AAU Certificate of Appreciation: President Mike Ritter   09/27/93  
AAU Youth Sport Programming Award: President Mike Ritter
Award Criteria is computed by totaling the number of:  Active youth sports offered by the district, registered youth athletes, sanctions, and championships.
Budo Peichin Award: WKF, ITBF, IKF  
HALL of FAME – USA Karate:
2004 Outstanding Referee:
2005 Coach of the Year 
HALL of FAME – International American Butokukai Federation: Shogun Award 10/18/2009
Development of Martial Arts 02/17/2004
Meritorious Award: Outstanding Progress Award 02/19/2005
Meritorious Award: Recognition for the Development of Martial Arts 02/18/2006
Meritorious Award: Symposium Leader 02/09/2008
Promoter or Co Promoter WSKF Karate tournaments  1983 – 1988
Administrator National Karate Championships
(Registration and Charting)  
1987 – 1993
Administrator Junior Olympic Karate Championships
(Registration and Charting)
1988 – 1993
Promoter of AAU National Karate Championships   7/1/1992 – 7/5/1992
Promoter of AAU Region 6 Karate Championships 1988 – 1996
Promoter of AAU Association Karate Championships  1987 – 1997
USA-NKF National Qualifier Karate Championships  2002 – 2017
 World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association
United States Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
National Associational of Professional Martial Artists
USA Karate Federation
USA National Karate Federation
International Moy-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
World Budokai Uyamau Federation
AAU is the Amateur Athletic Union (Former United States Olympic Committee)
WSKF is the World Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
USAKF is the USA Karate Federation (Former National Governing Body )
USANKF is the USA National Karate Federation the NGB for Karate member United States Olympic Committee
USA National Karate Federation
International Moy-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
IMRKF is International Moy-Ryu Karate-Do Federation