One of the most decorated martial arts instructors in the country, Stephen is one of only a handful of head coaches with Straight Blast Gym International (under SBG founder Matt Thornton) as well as the organization's Director. He is also the South Coast region's highest ranking instructor in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under New England's senior ranked black belt, Roberto Maia) and Muay Thai kickboxing (under Sityodtong USA director, Mark DellaGrotte). In 2018, he became only the 4th trainer ever to earn the rank of Red Monkgol in Sitydtong Muay Thai.
In addition, he has earned black belts and instructor ranks in a number of martial arts disciplines over decades of study, and has trained a broad range of students and athletes – from local, state, and federal law enforcement to multiple UFC competitors.
Due to his parallel background as a former University lecturer and consultant, Coach Stephen brings a unique and deeply analytical perspective to his martial arts instruction.
He has also traveled extensively to teach seminars and training camps all across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (highest ranking instructor in the region)
Kru in Sityodtong Muay Thai (highest ranking trainer in Southern MA and one of only four instructors in the country to achieve the level of Red Mongkol)
Certified Instructor in Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
Certified Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts
2nd Degree Black Belt in Eskrima
Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
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