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…

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…

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Parent Information

The school’s best assets are its students. To continue to grow, the school relies on referrals. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about Steiner Academy of Martial Arts and direct them to our website or Social Media sites. We offer promotions to both potential new students and current students who refer others. Contact Sensei…

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Ranks and Testing

At Steiner Academy of Martial Arts achieving rank is secondary to quality training and character development. There is not a specific time-table for achieving rank and every student is different. For questions about testing and promotions click here. Frequently Asked Questions What? Within the ancient traditions of Shaolin there were no ranks between white belt…

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Principles of Conduct

EFFORT Always do your best. Remember, you read what you sow. ETIQUETTE Always use good manners. Follow the conventional code that governs behavior in society. Good manners establish goodwill with those around you. SINCERITY Always tell the truth. Be honest in mind and intention. Say and do exactly what you mean. SELF-CONTROL Control your mind,…

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The Five Animals

The Animal Forms of Shaolin Kempo The influence of nature on Chinese martial arts can be traced back many centuries and the natural instincts and methods of animals were often imitated in the martial arts forms. DRAGON The dragon is especially noted for its wisdom and flexibility. It is the only mythological creature of the…

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The Shield

The shield is the badge worn by all Steiner Academy of Martial Arts instructors and students. The roof of the shield represents a protective cover for all those who reside under it. The point of the shield represents the point of a spear, indicative of a constant state of readiness to engage in battle. The…