Master Michael Reid
In 1993, Master Michael Reid opened the Chinese Shaolin Center-Marietta (CSC-Marietta) Location. He was the first student of Senior Master Gary Grooms to open his own full time school, and remains the Chief Instructor for all programs at the CSC-Marietta Location. He began his training in the 1980's and became the first student of Master Grooms to test to the rank of 5th Degree Associate Master and later to 6th Degree Master. He has extensive training in many Shaolin styles and several complete Shaolin Systems. Master Reid has been featured nationally in Inside Kung Fu Magazine (September 2004), on Metropolitan Atlanta television and radio and has written articles for local newspapers.
Before becoming a full time martial artist, Master Reid played six years of professional football with the Atlanta Falcons as an inside and outside linebacker. He has been involved in organized athletics for more than three decades. In conjunction with numerous athletic awards, Master Reid also excelled in his academic studies. He is one of few players to be named to both the All Big Ten Football & Academic teams. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in the spring of 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in computer science and in the spring of 2000 he was elected to the Albany, Georgia sports hall of fame.
Master Reid has become the head of the day-to-day operations of all of the CSC-Atlanta area schools and clubs.