Head Judo Instructor
Steven Alphabet is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but currently calls Hawaii his home. He has over four decades experience in practicing and teaching judo and jujitsu. Steven has a passion to educate and mentor children and young men and women to become successful in all aspects of life.
He is a 5thdegree black belt, certified national judo referee, certified international judo coach, and certified Department of Education teacher with 20 years experience in general education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and special education.
In 1993 he founded Judo the Ultimate Challenge, Inc., a 501c3 organization. JTUC provides children and young adults with quality programs and experiences that will positively impact their intellectual, social, ethical and physical development. Programs under JTUC include Ultimate Challenge Afterschool Judo Program, Youth Exploring Science (Y.E.S.), Youth Career Initiative (YCI), Today Not Tomorrow (TNT Fit), Cognitive Awareness Training (CAT), and Walk It Out/Talk It Out. Steve is also the creator of the ABC Judo Curriculum which is the bases for his success of his students both on and off the mat.
Steven founded Kokoro Tatsu Marital Arts & Fitness in Georgia where he developed local, national and international champions. In 1996 he was the competition manager for the judo event at the Centennial Olympic and Paralympic Games. Steve is also the creator and founder of Judocise, a fun, invigorating, and challenging physical fitness program based on the principles of judo movement.