Steve Sulze – Owner\Instructor
Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis
Steve Sulze was born and raised in St. Louis. He has always been involved in sports and physical activities outside of his career in IT. He had tried a few different martial arts when he was younger but felt many of the systems were not very realistic and/or intense as he wanted. He has been involved with competitive weight lifting and physical training since high school and has trained numerous athletes in the St. Louis area.
When Steve saw a segment on the local news about Krav Maga in 2004, he went in the next day to try it out, and was hooked. It was exactly what he had been looking for to compliment weight lifting and an overall great workout while also learning realistic self defense.
After training for 6 months, he was invited by Israeli Krav Maga Instructor Sam Sade who is one of the top instructors in the world. His goal was to become a certified Krav Maga instructor. He trained for a couple years with Sam Sade until he moved back to LA. Since then he has trained with 4 time Golden Glove boxing & kickboxing hall of fame coach Kevin Bozada, Bas Rutten, Amir Perets, Darren Levine, Jon Pascal, Steve Berger, Ryan Hoover, J.W. Wright and more to continue to improve his knowledge and skills to pass on to his instructors and students.
Steve had the vision of running the best self defense facility in the Midwest and it became a reality in 2008 when he opened Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis, since then it has grown to be the awesome 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Gravois Bluffs where people travel from hours away to come and train at XKM.
Steve often travels to the across the country to train with some of the top Krav Maga & MMA experts in the world.
Steve is the only Krav Maga Worldwide Black Belt in St. Louis, MO.
Classes Taught: Krav Maga, Kids Self Defense , MMA, Fit To Fight, Strength & Conditioning, Fitness Bootcamp
Krav Maga Worldwide – Black Belt Instructor Certified
Krav Maga Law Enforcement Force Training Certified Instructor
Alpha Krav Maga International – Certified Instructor
Alpha Krav Maga Law Enforcement – Certified Instructor
Bas Rutten Fight Club – Basic Level Instructor Certified
Fit To Fight – Phase A Sparology Certified Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – 3 Stripe White Belt under J.W. Wright – Gracie Humaita
Ameteur MMA Record [1-1] NRA Basic Pistol Certified Instructor, NRA PPIH, NRA PPOH, Tactical 3 Gun