Instructor Steve Ferreira
Steve Ferreira is the founder of Combative Concepts Academy of Martial Arts. He began teaching privately out of his home until deciding to sub lease from other schools in 2004. Steve began his martial arts training as a youth in 1984 in traditional Shotokan Karate and Chinese Kung-fu. While attending high school in 1993, he was introduced to Jeet Kune Do Concepts from Louis Tsioutsioulos who became his training partner and close friend. In 1995 Steve continued his training with instructor Peter Chassikos of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Arts in Scarborough Ontario, Canada. In 1997 he became a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do concepts by both Peter and world renowned Paul Vunak of Progressive Fighting Systems in California. He since then has had the pleasure to work with a number of J.K.D. figure heads such as Guru Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell, Eric Paulson of C.S.W., Greg Nelson, Phil “Sled Dog” Gelinas, Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny, “Judo” Gene Lebell and Canadian JKD instructors Makoto Kabayama and Paul Irish in Toronto. Not only striving to be a better coach, Steve is a avid student of the game who continues to develop himself to become a better athlete and fighter.
Steve’s coaching at Combative Concepts Academy of Martial Arts is cutting edge world class training. He measures his success through positive development of his students/athletes technically, physically and mentally. Getting results and providing a no-nonsense, effective and safe training environment Steve’s top goal. Using the martial arts as a vehicle to help people achieve their goals is his reward for teaching!