Kyoshi Joyce Stech is a private student of Hanshi Takaya Yabiku.

  • She holds a 7th dan in Okinawan Shorin-ryu Matsumura Sokon Karatedo Kyokai
  • She holds a 5th dan in Okinawan Koshin-Ryu Kato Koshinkan Karatedo Kyokai

Kyoshi Stech is a 7th degree black belt in the Okinawan system that was passed down by O'Sensei Hohan Soken. Hohan Soken's martial art is highly prized and a true Okinawan treasure. She received her training and degree in Okinawa under Hanshi Takaya Yabiku.

She also is a 5th degree black belt in Koshin-Ryu, an Okinawan Traditional system. Ms. Stech received her Shihan (Master/Teacher) license in Okinawa and is the only female in the United States with the privilege of teaching the Koshin-Ryu system. Her dojo is located in Summerville, SC and has been in operation since 1992.

Joyce Stech, Kyoshi   7th dan
    Chief  Instructor


Nicholas Stech, Shihan 
5th dan  
Dai Senpai

  Sensei Glenn Hutson, 4th dan


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