Steve "Sensei Steve" Gross is the founder and owner of Sensei Steve's Karate Centers with three locations in the Chicago Metro area. He is the father of 5 children.

Sensei Steve has won several martial arts championships including the 2007 KFCI World Championships. In 2008, Steve was inducted into the Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was the co-director of the 2008 KICK-WAKO USA Nationals featured on national television. In 2010 Sensei Steve was named the Event Director for Kickboxing for former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Arnold's Classic. He is a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing and the owner of Gus' Boxing Gym. He is a regularly sought after judge and official for Kickboxing, MMA and open martial arts tournaments, and has judged several national and world title events.

Steve is active in both adult and children ministries at the Momence Church of the Nazarene, and is the Illinois State representative for Karate for Christ International.

Steve and Dan Severn Sensei and the Grinch Steve and Houston


Steve with troops  Steve and Joe




Sensei Steve Master Tokey Hill  Buster, Steve, and James