KYOSHI STEVE HISCOE
Steven Hiscoe Kyoshi began his Jiu-Jitsu training in Ottawa on November 29, 1975 at the age of seven.
On January 23, 1983, he was promoted to 1st degree black belt (Shodan). At 14 years old, he second youngest black belt the dojo had graduated at the time. Steven was very active in the dojo, he trained and helped teach classes up to five times a week.
On January 3, 1989, Kyoshi was hired by the RCMP and attended basic training at Depot, in Regina, Saskatchewan. After successful completion of training, he was transferred to Abbotsford, British Columbia. This is where Sensei Steve continued establishing himself in the martial arts.
On October 22, 1997, Sensei Steve and Sensei Ed were both promoted to the rank of 5th degree black belt (Godan) by Professor Georges Sylvain (Founder of Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu). This achievement was unprecedented in Canadian Jiu-Jitsu.
A leader in the British Columbia Jiu-Jitsu community, Sensei Steve developed the idea for a provincial non-profit Jiu-Jitsu association. Following discussions and consultation with other dojo owners, the result was the creation of the Jiu-Jitsu BC Society, which was established in 1997. (no longer exists)
He was a privileged member of the grading panel, which, in November 2003 recognized Professor Georges Sylvain, with his 10th degree black belt (Judan).
On May 5th 2008, just prior to O’Sensei Sylvain’s retirement, Sensei Steve was awarded his 8th degree black belt (Hachidan).
Kyoshi Hiscoe oversees the instructor development of several dojos in Western Canada under the Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu umbrella. He is also the Vice-President of the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union.
On December 31st, 2020, subsequent to the death of O’Sensei Georges Sylvain, Kyoshi Steven was awarded his 9th Dan (Kudan) in Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu.