Steve Armstrong

In Memoriam
Sensei Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong: Isshinryu –
Steve Armstrong was born in Guymon, Oklahoma on September 22, 1931. He began studying Karate at the age of 16. Armstrong grew up in Texas where he says he was what he called, “a fair to middlin’ boxer,” He had 72 amateur fights and he won 68 of those fights.

May the road rise to meer you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again 
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand
Your student for ever
Just might see you at the next rodeo

Fred van de Vijver