MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Led By National Champion, Shihan Steve Dwyer
Shihan Steve Dwyer
Owner & Master Instructor
A father of four, Shihan Stephen Dwyer considers himself blessed to be able to do what he loves for a living.
Martial arts has been a passion of Stephen Dwyer since he was a young boy. Throughout his years of training he has learned many things that have not only made him a better martial artist and teacher, but also a better person in general.
A 5th Degree Black Belt, and teaching since the young age of 16, Stephen Dwyer has had the opportunity to have an impact on many people’s lives, both children and adults alike. Watching children grow from the moment they come in to the dojo has really given him some wonderful memories and fulfillment. To see someone who may have problems in school, social or confidence issues, transform into a dynamic person with not only skill, but also confidence and strong character that lasts a lifetime, is an incredibly rewarding experience. He is truly blessed to be able to do what he loves for a living.
Stephen Dwyer is also the coach of the studio’s competition team and is a 7 KRANE National Champion in the Mens 30+ Black Belt Weapons and Forms divisions. As a member of "Team Next Level" (a world black belt team,) he has won over 20 Grand Championships along with over 200 first place victories in various tournaments in his 21+ years in the martial arts.
Nidan Sue Scott
Nidan Scott began training in the early 1990’s under Sensei Paul Mayo at a Nick Cerio School located in central MA. In college she trained in Tae Kwon Do and competed in various local Tae Kwon Do competitions. Upon graduating college Shodan Scott trained in various martial arts including Aikido, Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo. In 2011 she began training with Shihan Stephen Dwyer. In 2015 she earned the rank of Shodan, 1st degree black belt and the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree black belt in 2017.
Jr.Shodan Katie McMillan
Jr. Shodan Katie has been studying martial arts since the age of 6 and holds the rank of 1st degree black belt in kenpo karate. As a member of Team Next Level, Katie is a World Champion and top competitor on the KRANE, IPPONE, and NASKA circuits. Through the years, she has won several national championships, over 100 trophies, 20 medals, and several grand champion awards.
Shodan Erin Smith
Erin Smith is an 11-time national champion martial artist through NASKA. She holds state & regional titles through the KRANE circuit & is a WKC World Champion. She has represented Team USA through the WKC & WKU circuits. She has been training in martial arts for 6 years and an instructor for 4 years. She started training at Nick Cerio’s Kenpo in 2015 and has taken on the great pleasure of teaching the children’s classes. She now attends Assumption College in Worcester.