Sensei Steve Balzac '85 started his
study of the martial arts at the age of fourteen with Aikido and European
fencing. Steve fenced on the varsity squad while attending MIT, and on the
national circuit for several years after graduation.
He started DanZan Ryu
JuJitsu after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. Steve received his
shodan (first degree black belt) in 1996, his nidan in 1999, his sandan in 2001,
and his yodan in 2004. Steve was cofounder and sensei of Kings Mountain Jujitsu
in Woodside, California, and taught jujitsu at Kehillah High School in San Jose.
Steve has studied Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Ten Chi Do, as well as continuing to
study Jujitsu with Professor Larry Nolte at the Medford Judo Academy.
Steve is also a
graduate of the 2003 Okugi course taught by Professor Tony Janovich, where he
received a Kaidensho and was awarded the title Renshi. In addition to his
martial arts training, Steve has practiced Seifukujitsu (therapeutic massage)
since 1990. He holds certifications from the KoDenKan Institute and the DanZan
Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute.
Steve can be reached via e-mail at: email@example.com
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