Sensei Mead started his martial arts training at the age of 16 years old in 1974 with Sensei Kitamura studying Wado Ryu. He established the RKAGB after studying in Japan under the late Grandmaster Motokatsu Inoue. Possessing 6th Dan in Karate and Kobujutsu, he provides tuition in both Ryukyu Kobujutsu and Yui Shin Kai Karate.
Sensei Mead's experience makes him uniquely qualified and he has provided instruction to students from all over the world, continuing the teachings handed down to him by Motokatsu Inoue.
The Association continues to grow under his guidance, promoting the traditional approach and understanding so important with authentic systems.