Steve Jones, 2nd Dan

Steve began Karate-do in his youth in Canada. Prior to coming to Daigaku Karate he trained in Japan under Sato Masahiko Sensei, the President of the Kyushu Karate-do Association and disciple of the late Goju Ryu Grand Master, Miyazato Sensei.

"Miyazato Sensei believed Karate-do's greatest gift was 'Humility'. The dismissal of the ego is crucial to the Goju Way. In Japanese when the characters go (hard) and ju (soft) are combined they do not stand in opposition to each other, but symbolise a single state of energy. I seek to achieve the balance of Goju in both combat and life."

Steve was awarded his Shodan Black Belt by the Japan Karate-do Federation in June 1999 and was badged into Daigaku Karate Kai one year later. In June of 2002 Steve returned to the UK from his home in Canada in order to complete his 30 Man Kumite which he did with exemplary ability and spirit. An account of this event can be found in Traditional Karate Vol 17, No 4 (November 2003).  Steve consequently holds the rank of Nidan.

Yondan 4th Dan

Sandan 3rd Dan

Nidan 2nd Dan

Shodan 1st Dan