Iwatana-do Okinawa Kenpo Karate' Black Belt Registrants
Sensei Steve Taylor Ni-dan
I'm Steve Taylor; I have been training since January 1st, 1990. I began
Karate' to learn how to fight because I was tired of being bullied.
I soon learned that Karate' was more about how not to fight, and finding
I have learned that training falls into several areas, physical, mental,
technique, and all are equally important. After 12 years of training
I find that I use this knowledge in all aspects of my life, not just
in class or fighting.
The physical portion of my training has increased my strength, endurance,
speed, flexibility, self-confidence, and I am healthier. I also learned
how to expand my limitations opening opportunities that before didn't
The mental portion of my training has taught me about the history and
philosophy of the martial arts. How the techniques work, and when to
use them increases the understanding of what we do. I have increased
my level of awareness and self-control. I now have the ability to find
alternatives to fighting. I have learned to control my temper and not
to make problems worse.
I don't have a favorite area of training, Karate' has made me a better
person. It's tenants help me make better decisions and live healthier