More than two decades ago I met Shifu Steffan de Graffenried. I was an 11 year old wiry little kid with A.D.D. I was smaller than everyone my age and was very insecure. He taught me at first how to defend myself and built my confidence higher than I would have ever imagined. Even as a very small boy I could handle my own with anyone that came at me. Quickly building an image for myself. As I grew in size and age he helped me grow in intellect as well. Taught me more than defense, he taught me real power and wisdom. His teachings throughout the years have helped me not only grow as a martial artist, but as a man. Taught me to know myself and to understand real power with no effort. Hes been an instructor, mentor, guide and friend all of these years. I'm very confident in my martial arts, I feel his teaching and artistry has turned me into the man I am today. I highly recommend these courses!