Steve is a U.S. Army veteran whose martial arts career has spanned over 25 years. His background includes wrestling, traditional martial arts, and military combatives.
Much of his time has been spent researching and training modern street combative systems. He has studied with Phil Messina of Modern Warrior and studied the concepts of Tony Blauer’s S.P.E.A.R. system. Steve spent several years training with Moni Aizik of Commando Krav Maga (CKM).
Steve reached a position as the top-ranked Level 5 instructor under Moni. He was a member of the Elite Intructor Team and held the role of Southeast Regional Director.
He began teaching in 2007, and refined the original curriculum to become C.O.R.E. Krav Maga. The new CKM curriculum is the cornerstone of Asheville Integrated Combatives programming . Steve continues to train in modern and traditional combat methods, and holds a Shodan ranking in Budo Taijutsu.
Steve is also a N.E.S.T.A certified Advanced Personal Trainer and Endurance Sports Trainer. He has been the director of the Elite Combat Fitness program, and completed college coursework in Sports & Health Sciences.
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