Sensei Stephanie


2nd Degree Black Belt

Stephanie began her training in October 2010 under 6th Degree Black Belt, Sensei Tim Heinsinger. Sensei Tim shared the knowledge and techniques from three martial arts styles: Shotokan Karate, Aikido, and Judo. After achieving her first-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate under the SKA, in May 2018, Stephanie continued her training and began consistently teaching.

In March 2019, Stephanie had the unfortunate experience of having to use her self-defense skills after being physically assaulted. Fortunately, with the knowledge and muscle memory, she had from training, she was able to fight back and escape. Such an event led to realizations and eventually establishing The Zen Warrior, LLC in December 2020.


Continuing her training and training others, Stephanie eventually achieved her 2nd Degree Black Belt in April 2022. Today, Stephanie passionately pursues her mission of sharing the knowledge of the arts.

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