Kyoshi Steve Foster (5th dan)
Kyoshi Steve began his training in Seido Karate in the Central Wellington Dojo in 1994, without grading. His training continued at the Kingsland Dojo in Auckland under the tutelage of Sensei Roger James and Sensei Troy Ballantyne.
A job opportunity brought Steve to Christchurch in 1997, when he transferred to the Christchurch Shibu under Hanshi Renzie. Steve graded to Shodan in December 1999 and now holds the rank of Godan, achieved in 2015.
Kyoshi Steve has travelled and trained in a variety of dojo’s around New Zealand and abroad. He has trained at Honbu on two occasions and also enjoyed training inl Australian while on temporary work assignments there.
Between 2001 and 2011, Kyoshi Steve instructed the Monday night class, primarily a syllabus class aimed at blue and yellow belt level.
Kyoshi Steve recommenced instructing in 2017 and now teaches the brown belt class on Wednesday 7pm -8pm. This class is designed to challenge students by focusing on their fitness, their knowledge of the syllabus and how effective technique is performed.