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Steve Sawyer

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Physical Activities Program
College of Education
Steve Sawyer


Steve was the owner and lead instructor at Northeast Karate/Black Hole MMA from 2004-2006. He is trained in Muay Thai and submission grappling. He served as a head coach for amateur and professional Mixed Martial Arts athletes. He continues to compete as a professional athlete in MMA. Steve worked as Program Director and Head Instructor for Genova Family Karate.

Steve has also served as a consultant to FT. Jackson Army Combatives and the Columbia, South Carolina SWAT Team.

Steve served as a White Water Rescue Specialist, kayaking and canoeing instructor, ropes course director, Tai Chi instructor, and archery instructor during the course of his career. He has taught for USC’s Physical Activity Program since 2008.


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