Mike Lee began working out with his brother, Jesse Glover, when he was 11 years old. After Jesse met Bruce Lee in 1959 he began taking Mike to workouts and Mike developed a strong interest in martial arts. Jesse trained him and pushed him hard in order to develop his stamina and perseverance. By age 13 he was training with early Bruce Lee adult students.
When Mike was 19 he began to work out several hours a day and over several years developed some impressive skills and training curriculum. He would bench press 200 pounds, 200 times per session (eventually 300 pounds), do large numbers of pushups and sit-ups, could perform dips for longer than 5 minutes without stopping and run between 15 and 25 miles per day.
He eventually came up with his own methods for developing strength, power, speed and structure. The system he created was called "Nova" which was developed largely in-part to deal with his stronger and very skilled brother, Jesse. Mike taught for a number of years and today several of his students still carry on the concepts and lessons learned from him. Mike will forever be a part of the history of Non-Classical Gung Fu.
The artwork on Mike's flyer below was used for the cover of Jesse Glover's first book, "Bruce Lee, Between Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do," also referred to as "The Red Book."