We will remember Steve for his dry humor and his permanent smile! He was a knowledgable practitioner of the art of Jiu Jitsu. He was a longtime member of Team Rodrigo Vaghi. Steve started at California Martial Arts and moved to Team Vaghi when Rodrigo came to St. Louis in the 1990's. He continued his training at North Broadway Jiu Jitsu in downtown St. Louis. North Broadway is an affiliate of Rodrigo Vaghi. Steve travelled the US competing and winning a number of major tournaments.
Steve pursued his passion until the very end. In honor of Steve's dedication to the art and his team, the council of Black Belts has unanimously approved Steve's promotion. Rodrigo Vaghi has officially bestowed the rank of Black Belt upon Steve Gant. The belt will be presented to his wife in a private ceremony.
We have set up this GoFundMe page to support his wife, Emily, and family for the memorial and funeral costs.
Steve will be forever remembered and missed.
- Kevin OBoyle
- michael schaadt
- Heather McKeen
- Kurt Allen & Family
- Kelly Giles
Organizer and beneficiary
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