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Master Stephen Welsh

5th Degree Black Belt - Regional Champion


Mr. Welsh started his instructor training in 1995 and has been teachingall aspects of The Edge curriculumpart-time. He is motivating, challenging, instructive and encouraging to all students. To maintain and expand his knowledge, he continues his own practice - taking class, competing and attending seminars. As a yoga instructor, he has additional experience leading fitness classes.

  • In 2010 Mr. Welsh took over as the Director of the Maplewood Edge Location.

  • Mr. Welsh is listed in the World Martial Arts Ranking Association.

  • Although he was a late entry into the world of tournament competition, Mr. Welsh is a two time NCKA Top Competitor for sparring in the mens senior division.

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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760

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