Coach Ken was always into sport activities, and martial arts growing up on the island of Guam. When he came to Tucson, Arizona he started doing Judo at a local academy and continued there for over six years.
July of 2013 he started his Jiu-Jitsu journey in Tucson soon after and fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu. He loved how intricate, and humbling it can be for someone twice his size to be controlled. Starting Jiu-Jitsu at a later age he gravitated more to the basic, and deeper concept of the fundamental movements of Jiu-Jitsu.
In 2015, Coach Ken started teaching the kid classes. He truly loves teaching, and sharing his knowledge for Jiu-Jitsu. He always encourages the students to be better people on and off the mats. “Strive to be a better person today than you were yesterday.” That is one of his main messages to his students. Coach Ken does do some level of competition, but for him it all starts with the basics: Self-defense, building self-confidence, being humble and helping his students be better individuals in society.