Steve started training in Kyokushin at the Leicester Karate Kyokushinkai dojo in 1994. Left Leicester as a 2nd Kyu in 2001 and joined the Cambridge Shidokan dojo run by Sensei Don Clift. Graded to 1st Kyu in Shidokan 1998 before obtaining Shodan in London in 2001 under Shihan JJ Burnel. Left Cambridge and started a Shidokan dojo in Macclesfield before moving to York in 2002 and establishing the York dojo which has been running ever since.
Graded to Nidan in Japan in 2005, Sandan in London in 2007 and Yondan in Nice in 2014, all under Kancho Soeno.
Competed in numerous Kyokushin and Shidokan Tournaments as follows:
BKK – Crystal Palace | 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006
Nice Open | 1998
Belgian Open | 2001
8th Nice Open | Nice 2002
World Cup | Annecy 2004
All Japan Open | Tokyo 2005
Other Styles Trained:
Kyokushin | 1994 – 1997
Muay Thai | 2002 – 2010