Michael Smith

Profile Updated: February 18, 2021
Class Year: 1970
Residing In: Monterey, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Danielle
Homepage: www.michaelsmith.us
Occupation: Software Engineer
Military Service: Air Force  
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I met my wife, Danielle, in 1986, after I started taking classes at the local Aikido dojo (school), where she is the chief instructor, 7th degree black belt, shihan. We married in 2000. In January of 2016 I was awarded the rank of 6th degree black belt by the head of the art, Moriteru Ueshiba, in Tokyo, Japan. Danielle's son, Colin, married in 2010 and we now have 4 grandchildren, Aria, Kara, Brennan, and Keva.
I only attended 3/4 of the Junior year at MVHS, though it was probably the most memorable time of my high school years. I finished that year at Santa Monica HS (military family!). I graduated from Crossland HS in Camp Springs, MD. We then moved to Colorado Springs where I attended U. of Colorado. After my freshman year, I enlisted in the Air Force, serving one year in California and 3 years in Montgomery, AL. I graduat

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Building the 1969 Homecoming Float in our garage/driveway. I think we 'borrowed' some of the materials from a construction site on an adjacent mountain.

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RenFaire 2015 with our son Colin, his wife Jaclyn, and grandchildren, Karaleigh (age 3), Brennan (3 months), and Aria (age 5)
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RenFaire 2015 with our son Colin, his wife Jaclyn, and grandchildren, Karaleigh (age 3), Brennan (3 months), and Aria (age 5)
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A dedication to my youngest sister who passed away from cancer at too early an age:
"Spinning Dragon" Kata - Oyuno Hara Shrine, Japan