Stephen W. Twemlow owns and operates a large dojo (school) of martial arts and meditative arts in Topeka, KS. He has practiced martial arts since childhood and it absorbs his professional and personal life. He holds the rank of 6th Dan in Okinawa Weapons system, 5th Dan in Hawaii Kenpo, and 4th Dan in Okinawa Kenpo. Together with a master teacher's license of Renshi, and Master Technician Kyoshi he is skilled in the grappling arts and works full time exploring the teaching of traditional martial arts, the applications of martial arts to social problems, especially in schools, and works with emotionally disturbed adults and children, teaching martial arts techniques and concepts to help them cope. He has also instructed these ideas in regular clinics at CF Menninger Memorial Hospital inpatient adolescent unit, and receives referrals from the mental health community.
Kyoshi Twemlow is also an Adjunct instructor at Washburn University in Topeka, KS with regular classes in women and men's self defense.