He started his martial arts training in the mid ’70s. He studied Southern Animals under the late shifu Ark Y Wong in Los Angeles Chinatown.
Later on, shifu Stephen Baugh started his Qi Xing Tang Lang and Tai Ji Tang Lang training and is certified as a shifu by shifu Liang Kam Yuen.
Shifu Stephen Baugh teaches at his school in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). He has a very active school, open to the public and quite a large number of kids. His school is also known for its Lion Dance program that performs at the official city functions as well as many Chinatown functions. Shifu Stephen Baugh is quite active in Chinatown and is in frequent communication with his shifu Liang Kam Yuen.