Ken started his involvement in martial arts back in 1974 with Shotokan Karate. In the 80's he began to study aikido techniques and weapons with William Coyle then in the 90's focussed his studies on Iwama Ryu Aikido with Gerry Hinton. He has studied directly many times with Morhiro Saito sensei, his son and successor Hitohira Saito sensei and their senior students.
In 2004 Ken was awarded 3rd Dan from Hitohiro Saito sensei, head of Iwama Shin Shin Aikishurenkai. He regularly attends international seminars with leading Aikido practitioners and trains rigourously to improve his technical ability and understanding of the art.
Ken also practices on a wednesday night in Edinburgh for details see www.aikido-edinburgh.com
Ken recently spent some time in Iwama (april 2011) where Hitohira Saito Sensei awarded him his 4th Dan.
Ken with Stefan Kurilla (5th Dan)www.wa.sk
and Alessandro Tittareli (7th Dan)www.iwamaaikido.it
Ken with Jen Steffensen (6th Dan )www.aikidojo.dk
Ken with Matt Hill (5th Dan) www.matthill.co.uk