Steve Reed, 5th Dan, became interested in martial arts in the late 80's when he took up judo for two years, unfortunately due to work and other pressures he did not return to martial arts until 2001 when he took up karate with Seiken Ryu. He has studied continuously since then and was granted his Dan grade by Kancho and Soke in March 2005.
Steve set up his own club at Stamfordham shortly afterwards and this is still going strong today. Steve is a fully qualified, CRB certified karate instructor and officiates at all of the Seiken Ryu competitions. Steve was very proud to obtain his 5th Dan on 13th July 2019.
Steve has also studied Aiki Ju Jitsu as a complement to his karate and has successfully gained his Dan grade.