Now located at 642 E. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Sensei Stephens has been serving the adaptive community by means of karate since 2015. He has enriched the lives of many abilities and adaptations. This program is designed to meet the needs of each student in their own unique way. Every adaptive student will have a personal karate plan developed to create a strong mind, body, and spirit. Sensei Stephens has created plans and implemented them for students with autism, FAS, Down syndrome, OCD, ADHD, and Parkinsons. He has also created plans for a wide range of mobility adaptations for students in wheelchairs, or with limb loss. He believes karate is how we treat others, and ultimately how we treat ourselves. Contact Reverence Karate-Do Institute today and find out how Sensei Stephens can help you and your loved ones.
Karate is how you treat people
Classes We Offer
Reverence student Noah and his father Roger discuss the benefits of his Adaptive Karate lessons.
Sensei Stephens working with an Adaptive student.
About Sensei Stephens
Sensei Stephens was awarded a third-degree black belt and declared headmaster of American Open Karate Bujutsu by karate icon Jerry Piddington. His credentials are recognized by the American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA). He has been teaching karate to the adaptive community since 2015. He developed his passion for working with special needs teaching within the Oregon school system. He has taught SPED at Ashland High School and worked in behavioral classrooms at the Springfield Public School system. Sensei Stephens was awarded the Silver Sidekick Angel for his work with special needs by world kickboxing champion Ricky Smith. He has competed in ToughMan boxing, and amateur MMA. He is a 10 kata Tomoe Warrior and has developed his own unique fighting system. His passion for karate has opened the doors to Reverence Karate-Do Institute in Eugene Oregon 2020.
PKA Lifetime Member
Awarded Best Instruction in Eugene, Oregon
In 2022, Sensei Stephens was recognized by PKA Worldwide (The Professionial Kickboxing Association) for best instruction in Eugene, Oregon and awarded lifetime membership status.