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Steve Turner first become interested in self defence at home where, growing up with two wild brothers, there were always scuffles and Steve was always trying to work out ways to "out-fight" them. One of Steve's uncles was a boxer and decided to pass some of his boxing skills on to the three boys, which was probably not his best idea at the time, but these skills did come in handy later in life.


When Steve was 15 years old he began training at a local Chito - Ryu Karate class and when, as a keen motor cyclist, he gained his bike licence, he began travelling to Newcastle once a week to train at a Shotokan Karate class as well.


In the early 1980s Steve and a friend watched a traditional Taekwondo demonstration in a town called Kurri Kurri. This impressed Steve, as they were demonstrating a lot of boxing combinations with kicks, including some he'd not seen before, so Steve joined up and started training in traditional Taekwondo.


As time passed, Steve worked his way through the ranks and after many years he became the Regional Instructor for the Hunter Valley. Over the years, with some loyal instructors, he went on to help grow and develop two large Taekwondo organisations.


Steve eventually gained the rank of 6th Degree Black belt and became a Master Instructor and Examiner.


After many years Steve decided that it was time he trained under his own banner and began "Eureka Taekwondo", thus beginning a new phase in his training. Joined by his many long-term, loyal Instructors and some new, young Instructors and their students, all are very motivated and excited about developing and growing the art of "Eureka Taekwondo".


On a more personal note, Steve's wife, Jenny helps quite a bit on the administration side of Eureka Taekwondo, as well as working as a Cellar Door Supervisor at a Hunter Valley vineyard. Jenny and Steve have a son Rob, who started training at 6 years old. He is now 31 and is also a 4th Degree Black Belt and Senior Instructor. Rob has 2 daughters, Heidi and Gracie who also enjoy training in Eureka Taekwondo.


Steve has always been a keen motorcyclist, as his father used to race scrambles and short circuit. He has also been a bit of a show off over the years and in 1989 set a new Australian long distance and endurance wheelstand record of 70 Kilometres, and 2hrs 36mins non-stop, by wheelstanding 88 laps of Cessnock trotting track.

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