Steve Quinn 6th Dan
Steve began his long journey in Karate in 1974 at the age of 14. He was instantly hooked and apart from a couple of family holidays, never missed a training session. Progressing through the grades quickly he was awarded 1st dan black belt by the British Karate Association in 1977.
His competition career began in 1976 as a member of one of the Ishinryu teams at the B.K.A. national championships held at Crystal Palace. The team finished in third place and it was the beginning of a competition career that spanned 20 years and saw him represent England and Great Britain at both kata (formal prearranged exercises) and kumite (sparring).
Double bronze in the 1985 Commonwealth championships
Steve made the top eight in the European Karate Union in kata and was a commonwealth bronze medallist in both kata and kumite. Nationally he won many trophies in kata and kumite and was the E.K.G.B. kata champion from ’92 until ’96 when he retired as champion.
He currently holds the grade of 6th dan, awarded by the Federation of English Karate Organisations.
Steve taking gold in the EKGB nationals for kata - 1995