Steven Morris was born in 1963 and started training in karate when
he was six years old. He has an unprecedented record of absolute
consistency in competition at national and international level.
He started competing at age twelve in kata and kumite, and has had
considerable success including many Shukokai and Shitoryu international
titles. He was the Kobe Osaka International World Kata Champion
from 1991 until 1999 when he retired.
won every British Kata Championships from the first one ever held
in 1985 until he retired as undefeated champion in 2000.
entered 12 European championships and was never placed lower than
5th. He placed 2nd three times, 3rd twice, 4th four times, and 5th
three times. He has competed in 2 WUKO/WKF World Cups and placed
9th and 3rd. He has competed in three WUKO/WKF World Championships
and placed 5th twice. In the 1996 World Championships in South Africa
he was behind the 3rd place contestant by just 0.2 points.
Steven has been a full time karate and health club instructor since
1985 and currently runs a number of karate dojos. He has attended
numerous leisure industry courses on anatomy, physiology, biomechanics,
nutrition, and safe exercise procedures. He has attended the Refereeing
and Coaching Courses organised by Kobe Osaka International and is
a Scottish Karate Board Level 2 Coach and SVQ Assessor. He holds
Kobe Osaka International Instructor, Referee and Kata Judge qualifications
as well as being an SKB National Referee and Kata Judge.
has assisted his father on numerous national and international courses
at home and abroad, including ten years as the Kobe Osaka International
Kata Coach. He has amongst others, conducted training for the Egyptian,
Kuwaiti, Saudi Arabian and Icelandic National Teams. The Egyptian
Kata Team went on to win the African Games and to take a 5th place
in the World Championships in Granada. He trained the Kobe Osaka
Kata team, which won the British and Scottish Championships three
times and twice took 5th place in the European Championships.