first became a part of AMAA and Karate International in 2005 when his son, Lane Kennedy, began training with Sensei Joshua Coyne @ KI Wallburg, His son spent many months asking him to train with him and months later he finally gave in.Once he bagan classes he saw the many benefits of martial arts. He saw his son grow from this quiet, keep to himself child into this outgoing leader . This is when he knew that he wanted to become a bigger part of Karate International. In 2008, he opened Karate International of Midway. What started as new school with only his his son as a student,has now grown to over 60 students with multiple student black belts.