Master Stephen Yeoh started his journey in martial arts as a child in Malaysia. He started teaching Tae Kwon Do in Stittsville in 1984. In the decades since then he has imparted his knowledge to thousands of students. Many of these students are now carrying on his philosophy and teaching techniques, some running their own schools, in different parts of the world
Master Yeoh is a respected 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and also holds black-belts in other systems (Karate and Ju-Jitsu), is certified in Jit Kun Do and has many, many certificates for knife fighting. His reputation for openness and acceptance of the validity of other martial arts has enabled him to form alliances with many quality instructors from different martial arts. He believes that exposing his students to other martial arts enriches their learning experience. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia (Malaysia for Silat, Thailand for Mui Thai and the Philippines for Kali) to train with other masters in order to bring the best techniques to his clients. His passion in unarmed combat strategies and weapons is widely respected and well received from his many clients. He is a frequent guest lecturer and consultant for law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and other threat management programs.
Master Yeoh is a former two-time Canadian gold medal Tae Kwon Do full-contact sparring champion.He is also a certified fitness master trainer, sought out by many professional elite level athletes. He is an excellent strength coach and can bench press 2.5 times his own body weight. He designed the Creative Self-Defense Strategies (CSC) program specifically for female clients and several other threat management systems. His classes are fun and relaxed, and students are encouraged to learn at their own pace. Master Yeoh is unique in his ability to coach students to replicate and create techniques that will work for their body type and personality.
His non-martial arts passions are skydiving, scuba diving, snorkeling, hang gliding and many other adrenaline rush sports.
"Life is brief, it's not how much you make but who you touched and enriched along the way"-Lord Yo.