In Memoriam: Mr. Michael Godwin

mike godwin shoshin ryu martial arts wilmington nc

“Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear.”

Shoshin Ryu lost an instructor, friend and family member when Michael Godwin passed away in February 2022. Mr. Godwin began his Shoshin Ryu martial arts training in 2008, and taught both adult and children’s classes.

Mr. Godwin was a Wilmington native and a local law enforcement officer.

Michael’s light-hearted spirit and positivity will live on in the dojo through his students, friends and fellow practitioners.