I began my martial arts training in Jujitsu and Judo at 14 years of age at the Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Institute of MD with Sensei John Anderson. I followed John when he opened the Baltimore Judo Club and remained a member of that dojo until moving to Florida.
Steve in a Judo competition at Andrews Air Force Base circa 1966.
After moving to Florida and opening a dive shop I continued my practice as best as my schedule would allow with several local dojos over the years and supplemented my training with the bo (staff) from Okinawan Kobudo. I have always enjoyed participating in sport judo competition until age and injuries forced me into retirement.
I now focus on personal self defense instruction and "old school" jujitsu training for those interested in learning traditional Japanese martial arts.