Mike Stone Biography
Mike Stone (Michael “Mike” Stone) is an American martial artist, retired karate fighter, fight choreographer, stuntman, actor, author, and motivational speaker.
Mike Stone Age
Mike Stone was born in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. He is 78 to 76 years old as of 2023.
Mike Stone Education
He was introduced to martial arts in Aikido as a student at Lahainaluna High School. After his graduation, he enlisted in the US Army in 1962. Stone began studying Shorin-Ryu Karate earning his black belt in only six months under Herbert Peters while stationed at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.
Mike Stone Family
There is no information about his early life and where he was raised. He has also not shared any information about his family background and occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings and how they were raised.
Mike Stone Wife
Stone has been married three times. He first married Mary Ann Dobbs, while in the army stationed at Fort Chaffee. He later married his second wife, Francine Doxey in Newport Beach where he was working as a bouncer. In 1985, Stone sold all his possessions and moved to an isolated island in the Philippines where he and his current wife Taina live.
Mike Stone Children
He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep his personal life private. This information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Mike Stone Height
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 78kgs.
Mike Stone Career
Stone began his career gaining fame for his karate tournament success in the 1960s, Stone is known for his aggressiveness and earned the nickname “The Animal” which would amass a record of 91 consecutive wins. He later won the sparring grand championship at the first-ever International Karate Championships in Long Beach, California. He has also authored several books, most notably Mike Stone’s Book of American Eclectic Karate.
He later met Elvis and Priscilla Presley in 1968 at the Mainland vs. Hawaii Karate Championships promoted by Elvis’ longtime karate instructor Ed Parker. In February 1972 Priscilla walked out on Elvis and moved in with Stone with whom she had been having a long affair. Stone had a small child and a pregnant wife. Stone had been working as a bodyguard for record producer Phil Spector. After the show, Elvis invited him back to the couple’s penthouse suite where Elvis suggested that Priscilla train with Stone. Three weeks later Priscilla made the 45-minute drive to Stone’s school in Huntington Beach.
Due to the distance, Priscilla opted to train with Chuck Norris who had a school in West Los Angeles, which was closer to the Presley home. Stone would make occasional trips to Norris’s school to train Priscilla. The relationship soon turned romantic, contributing to Elvis and Priscilla’s split in February 1972 and divorce in “73. Stone and Priscilla would eventually split up because he sold a story to the Globe tabloid entitled”How I stole Elvis Presley’s Wife From Him”. Priscilla said she split with Stone then, “because he went to the press”
Mike Stone Karate
In 1963, he won the Southwest Karate Championship in the black belt division. The promoter is Allen Steen who holds a victory over Stone and Chuck Norris. At Ed Parker’s 1964 International Karate Championship, Stone defeats Harry Keolanui in the finals to become Grand Champion. In Chicago that same year, Stone scores victories over Ray Cooper and Mills Crenshaw to win the First World Karate Tournament.
At the U.S. National Karate Championships in 1965, Stone wins the championship by beating Walter Worthy. The same year, Stone again wins Ed Parker’s International Karate Championship by defeating Art Pelela and Tony Tulleners. He later won the World Professional Karate Championship on November 24, 1968, by beating Bob Taian by a points decision. In 1969 at the U.S. National Karate Championship, Stone loses an upset decision to Victor Moore.
Mike Stone Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 5 Million dollars His primary income source is Celebrity.