Styles

Although Shaolin Kempo is our primary form of karate practiced at Steiner Academy, we incorporate and offer training in a variety of styles to help our students become well-rounded martial artists.


Shaolin Kempo Karate

Steiner Academy of Martial Arts brings together ancient fighting techniques and modern scientific principles. Steiner Shaolin Kempo Karate is based in a martial art style that combines the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu, the core competency of Kempo, the hard-hitting linear explosiveness of traditional Karate, as well as the power of Western Boxing and the…

Instructors

Letter from Sensei Steiner

For many years I was urged to run an independent school by friends, students and colleagues. After much reflection, I chose a path of independence from those who have instructed me towards a new level of success both as a martial artist and as a person. My role as Sensei is something that I take…


Melvin Muhammad - Assistant Instructor

Melvin Muhammad

Melvin Muhammad has been practicing martial arts since 1994. He has studied with Sensei Steiner since 1998. As an instructor at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts, he believes that ‘we are always students…no Big i’s and LITTLE u’s.’ Whether they are finding technique challenging or are overcoming their own fears, He is always reminding the…

Wes Ferrel - Assistant Instructor

Wes Ferrel

Wes’s martial arts path started when he was still in grade school. In 2004 he started studying Shaolin Kempo and in 2006 he found his home at Steiner Academy. He enjoys the ongoing opportunity to study multiple styles of martial arts at with Sensei Shawn Steiner. As an instructor he understands the different ways students learn…

Sensei Shawn Steiner (full image)

Sensei Shawn Steiner

Sensei Shawn Steiner has over 20 years of martial arts experience. He first became interested in Kempo karate after seeing The Perfect Weapon starring Kenpo expert Jeff Speakman. After being told about a local Kempo school by a couple of Air Force buddies, he decided to see what the school and art had to offer. He…