In 2007, my wife Morgon and I moved to Georgia where I first began teaching on my own. After I moved back home and finished my master’s degree, I continued that by opening Madison Martial Arts Academy.
When Sensei Swanner decided to step back from running his own dojo in 2016, he asked me to help keep his program going. My lease at Madison Martial Arts was about to expire, so the timing was perfect. We merged our programs and I came back “home” to Spirit Made Steel to continue our multi-decade tradition of excellence.
– Sensei Russell Newquist
Ranks and Awards
- Yondan (4th degree black belt), Renshi Sho, Shin Nagare Karate
- Eagle Claw Level 1