Member Bio Steve DiOrio

Having studied martial arts since 1976, Steve Diorio holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt. He has studied a variety of martial arts. Steve began the study the Uechi Ryu Karate with Sensei Jay Salhanick in 1988. As soon as Steve started training in Uechi, he fell in love with it. He has had the honor of attending classes and seminars taught by some of the best Uechi and Martial Arts instructors in the world.

Steve still actively attends seminars and practicing a variety of Martial skills. To complement his Uechi Training and to offer more knowledge to his students. Steve currently teaches a large and active Kid’s Karate program in addition to Adults. He has also taught the Martial Art program for the Westwood MA, recreational Program for kids for 26 years. During that time, Steve produced and graduated a number of Junior Black Belts through this special program.

A number of Steve’s students from this program went to college and formed their own Uechi Ryu Karate clubs. At schools such as – Umass Dartmouth, Boston College and Mass Maritime Academy Steve was also an advisor to the Brandeis Uechi Ryu Karate club for 18 years as well as taught a series of self-defense seminars for Midshipmen at the Mass Maritime Academy.

Steve currently operates a Dojo in Billerica MA. His daughters and son currently hold the ranks of; Julie (Shodan) & Ariel (Nidan) and son Alex (Sandan)

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