Phillip M. Stephens
Phillip Stephens is an award winning author of non-fiction books.
With a Doctorate in Health Science (DHSc), Stephens teaches subjects such as research methodology & evidence based medicine to doctoral level students while practicing Emergency Medicine (EM) as a Physician Assistant since 1990. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of an EM Residency Program.
Stephens is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Ketsugo Do Jujutsu. In 2002, Stephens won the Sport Karate Amateur International (SKIL) World Championship Self-Defense Division held in Panama City, Florida. In 2003, he was the Silver Medalist in the Self-Defense Division of the National Black Belt League (NBL) during the World Championships held in Houston, Texas after a perfect season of 10 First Place wins on the East Coast. He holds other state & regional titles sanctioned by the SKIL, NBL and Martial Arts Tournament Tour (MATT).
In 2013, Stephens was appointed by the State of North Carolina to serve as a Commissioner with the NC Boxing Commission, which regulates combat sports including boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). Former Boxing Heavyweight World Champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith was the first chairman of this commission.
Awards and Recognition
- USA Best Book Award Finalist for "Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, at Life."
Press and Media Mentions
- Kirkus Reviews: "A clear and strongly worded fighting manual in the long tradition of Sun Tzu."
- Goodreads: "Winning Fights focuses on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts and proceeding to the modern era."
- YMAA: "Winning Fights is based on principles, not techniques."