Stephen Bodi is a martial artist and self defense instructor with over 20 years experience. He works hard to make sure that he teaches his students in an informative, fun and effective manner and works with students of any skill level. He customizes the training to the individual student, their physical build and their needs. He achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1988. He began training in Circle of One System American Koga Ryu Ninjutsu in 1989 and was awarded his black belt by Shihan (Now O’Sensei) Felix Vasquez in November 1994. He is now also certified to teach Krav Maga at East Village Martial Arts. He has also cross trained with a variety of martial arts masters in a variety of disciplines to expand his skills. He emphasizes simple, effective close quarters self defense techniques and situational awareness in his training.