I was born in 1954 in a small steel mill and oil refinery town called Whiting, Indiana...walking distance from Chicago. Go ahead, Google it.
One of six kids in a working class family I was always drawn to physical fitness, spirituality, body conditioning and exercise techniques. Don't know why, just was.
In high school I won the Presidents Physical Fitness award...twice. And in college I discovered and fell in love with Martial Arts and trained 4 hours a day about 5 or 6 days a week...for years. Eventually I earned my Black Belt in an Okinowan style called Shorin Ryu.
Later I moved to Chicago and worked as a copywriter for about 10 years.
It was in Chicago where I discovered and trained at one of the best Martial Arts facilities in the World... the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts.
Here I studied Mixed Martial Arts including Kick Boxing, Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, and other arts. In many ways I had to "unlearn" classical martial arts to learn the fluidity of arts like boxing and kickboxing.
Fred Degerberg, the owner and Head Instructor often brought in world class athletes and world champion fighters who would share their knowledge with us in a seminar format. The Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is beyond description.
I earned an Associates Degree in law enforcement, a B.S. in business, and attended graduate school at San Jose State University where I studied Mass Communications.
Having fun is a key to a happy life which is why you may find some of my videos "amusing." LOL. Practical jokes and pranking people is one of my past-times. I LOVE to make people laugh!!!
2017 (Nov/Dec 2016)
Steve is described as "High Energy - Can Do - Positive Attitude." And he loves simplicity, functionality, and things that are effective. A no B.S. guy.
A Chicago area native born in 1954, Steve began training in Mixed Martial Arts in 1973. He spent about 4 hours a day 5 to 6 days a week in the gym and in the ring. He was, and still is, addicted to living healthy but having a good time ;-)
Steve holds various degrees including an A.A. in Law Enforcement, a B.S. Business Management, and did Graduate work at San Jose State University studying Journalism/ Mass Comunications / Marketing / Advertising.
His professional career began in Chicago around 1975 as a copywriter for Sears writing for their catalog and direct mail divisions.
Around 1984 he moved to San Jose then a few years later to Long Beach, California and accepted positions in advertising / database marketing.
He currently resides in Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Steve passion is Scripture, his Family and his work.