Steve is the head trainer at the Team Compton Training Centre..
His training history encompasses over 40 years of experience in a wide array of disciplines including but not limited to Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shoot Wrestling, Kali, Eskrima, Silat and more. Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience give his students the unique opportunity to learn these styles individually, or as a combined system.
Over the past few decades Steve has trained an extensive list of professional fighting champions, from state titles through to world titles. He has worked tirelessly with some of the best Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA and BJJ athletes in Australia and has played a big role in helping build some of the best teams that Australia has ever seen.
Steve is also one of Australia's highest ranked Instructors within the Nino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts System and spent the majority of 90’s earning his Instructor ranking in Jun Fan Martial Arts and Filipino Martial Arts under Bruce Lee protégé Guro Dan Inosanto which was presented to him at the prestigious Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles back in 2000 .
Steve’s passion for Filipino Martial Arts has always been a focal point of his Martial Arts Career, he has travelled the world training with some of the world most respected and ruthless figures. Steve has spent invaluable time in the provinces of The Philippines learning the authentic intricacies of Stick, Dagger and Empty hand systems. He is now a 2nd degree master in the Liborio G Heyrosa Eskrima de Cuerdas System.
Steve has trained with numerous Martial Arts legends in Australia, the UK , USA, The Philippines, Thailand and China over the last 40+ years.
Here's a list just to name just a few....
Sifu Nino Pilla - Jun Fan, JKD, Kali, Silat
Guro Dan Inosanto - Jun Fan Martial Arts and Filipino Martial Arts
Sifu Francis Fong - Wing Chun
Ajarn Chai Sirisute - Thai Boxing
Jean Jacques & Rigan Machado - BJJ
Erik Paulson - Submission Wrestling
Sifu Larry Hartsell - Jun Fan Grappling
Mark Hardwick - Jee Pai Kung Fu & Western Boxing
Ajarn Apidej Sit Hurun - Muay Thai
Dan Higgins - Mixed Martial Arts and BJJ.
Ian Jacobs - World Champion Kickboxer
GM Raylan Cubcuban & SGM Titing Heyrosa - Heyrosa De Cuerdas Eskrima
Steve's wealth of knowledge, unique ability to pass on his experience and passion for Martial Arts and Fitness, coupled with his drive to continually explore new Arts and Fitness programs for himself and others makes him a well renowned and very popular trainer not just in our facility but also the country.