10th Degree Black Belt, awarded October 16, 1997 by the American Karate Association. He began training January 1967 in Barbers Point, Hawaii. He has a Liberal Arts and Science Degree. In Martial Arts he attended the College of Yudansha Doctor of Philosophy, Oriental Discipline Zen Chuan; Shaolin evolved San-Chin related Ryus January 1, 1998. 10th Degree American Karate Association October 1997. 10th Degree awarded by the Chito-Ryu Yoshu-Kail December 1997. Ishiyama Ryu Hondu Dojo Batto Sword Instruction Nidan July 1999. He is an eleven –time World Sport Karate Champion. A gold Medalist in the Goodwill Games, winner of 185 National Championships and an accredited stunt man and an actor who has done 90% of his TV and movie work with Chuck Norris. He is instructor for all classes and all levels and enjoys teaching all classes. “Train Hard; Never Quit”.
Soki Suzanne Curran
9th Degree Black Belt. Also received her International Freestyle Karate Association Ph.D. on April 1, 2002. She first began studying Martial Arts in 1979. She attended the University of Idaho, Moscow and the University of Puget Sound. Her favorite thing to teach is kata, because it gives you the ability to go all out. “Good stances in martial arts set you up for a good foundation to success.”
Rensho Lyle Maines
8th Degree Black Belt started at The Academy of Steve Curran Karate and Fitness in 1997. First began studying Martial Arts in 1992 studying Tae Kwon Do. Awarded his International Freestyle Karate Association Ph.D. on July 15, 2009. He has also received his 1st degree in Sword in 2002. He is instructor for the JRs, Teens, and Adults on Mondays at 4pm, 6pm, and 7pm, Wednesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 6pm and 7pm, and Saturdays at 12pm. His favorite thing to teach is sparring and Saturday class. “Martial arts, for body for mind and for life.”
4th degree Black Belt and has been studying karate for 8 years. She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and got her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Washington. She teaches on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm for the Adults, and Teens, and high level Jrs. "Every time you do something, try to do it better."
Sensei Bethany Maines
4th Degree Black belt started in 2003. She graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. She is instructor on Wednesdays at 7pm for the Adults, Teens and high level Jrs. Her favorite thing to teach is Saturday class and Monday self-defense and sparring class, also seminars. “Karate is a sport that evolves with a student to give new and different challenges at every stage of learning.”
Sensei Alexandra Cronin
2nd Degree Black belt started January 1997. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Arts in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She is instructor for the Lil Dragons and Tigers on Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm and 5pm, and Fridays 4pm, 5pm and 6pm for the Jrs, Teens, and Adults. Her favorite thing to teach is kata turning basic moves into art. “Your power comes from the ground up.”
Sensei Brad Tomhave
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“Steve Curran’s dojo teaches confidence, discipline, self-respect, and fun to our two young sons. ‘Kaicho’ and his instructors give life lessons with humor to go along with four corner blocks and sparring courtesy. We believe that our children are being taught physical and mental skills that will serve them well in school and in real life. Highly recommended.”
Mark O. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bilogoy at the University of Puget Sound.
Jennifer Quinn, Ph.D., Professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Steve Curran's Karate has greatly improved our son's concentration and coordination. In addition to being great physical exercise, it has added to his mental discipline and given him improved self confidence.
Clare and Bill Cammarano, MD's
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Megan Struthers MD
"My niece and nephew and my husband all enjoy this sport with me, not often do you find a sport that allows the whole family to participate in it together. We enjoy the mental aspects of martial arts, as well as the strength training and flexibility."