Steve first experienced martial arts in 1977 aged 7 through a local judo class. In the early 80's he took up judo again for several years, gaining a blue belt. In the late 80's he trained in Judo and Jiu Jitsu for several years achieving a purple belt in Goshin Jiu Jitsu and in 1993 he began training in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Master James Sinclair of the UK Wing Chun Association. Steve was with the association for eleven years, and after three years he was awarded assistant/trainee instructor.Read more
Bio (con't)He continued attending lessons and instructor training, and after eight years was awarded his Sifu title. Steve also coached others to assistant instructor during this time.
Steve feels through training in the fighting arts, people can become less aggressive but also confident enough not to fight just to protect a delicate ego, and if necessary, are well able to defend themselves in self defense using a realistic and effective system. He believes that the first lesson is always the hardest because you know nothing, but after that it becomes a learning process, which makes good sense, once you begin to grasp the theories and principles. In 2003, Steve began training in the grappling arts at various clubs to further develop his skills. He gained a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jittsu and now trains with Dean Taylor Rickson Gracie UK representative
Steve is also a qualified Sports Therapist and Personal Fitness Trainer, ensuring that training is safe and effective. He is qualified in Swedish and Sports Massage and has studied Chinese medicine and Shiatsu, an eastern therapeutic technique of using pressure points and stretches to enhance well-being. Steve teaches small groups and private martial arts tuition, and is a qualified home-office approved standard instructor in Unarmed Defence Tactics, Baton techniques and Quick Kuff, which also includes Conflict Resolution.
He maintains that he will always remain a student of martial arts himself, wanting to improve his own ability as much as possible and therefore continues to train with martial arts experts in specialist areas to further improve his abilities and experiences, to share with his students. Steve has been CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) police checked.
Last updated: Nov 13, 2011