Stephan Steyn

4th Dan

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Stephan Steyn sensei is currently a senior member of the Shihankai and dojo head within the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation South Africa and is known for his energetic and enthusiastic teaching

Full name:   Stephanus Frederik Steyn, known as Stephan
Date of Birth:   13 March 1987
Family details:   Oldest of three
Town of Birth:   Duiwelskloof (Modjadjiskloof), Limpopo
Occupation:   Registered Pharmacist, but employed at North-West University as lecturer and researcher, with a research focus being childhood depression and the value of exercise and omega-3 supplements as augmentative treatment options
Date started karate:   1994 (23 years)
First instructor:   Marco Fanicchi Sensei
Best karate memory:   Representing SA at the 8th Student World Championships in Slovakia in 2012
Karate Dream:   Teaching karate in such a way that I positively affect others and inspire them to carry on with their karate career
Favourite Kata:   Bassai-dai and Unsu