Sensei Ken Almond – 6th Dan (Rokku) Black Belt

  • Started training and competing Judo in 1968 in Calgary
  • Moved to Port Moody in 1974 started training karate with Sensei Gary Johnson
  • Moved to Abbotsford for college in 1978 and trained full contact kickboxing for 6 years
  • Moved back to Port Moody area in 1984 and resumed training karate in the Port Moody dojo
  • In 2006 started instructing at Ridge Meadows Karate changing  the dojo name to Ridge Meadows Shotokan Karate


  • 2009 Men’s Provincial Kumite Gold
  • 2010 Team Kumite Bronze
  • 2010 Senior Men’s Provincial Kumite Gold
  • 2011 Senior Men’s Provincial Kata Gold
  • 2012 Senior Mens Provincial Kata Silver
  • 2012 Senior Mens Provincial Kumite Gold
  • 2012 Senior Mens National Kumite Gold
  • 2013 Senior Mens Provincial Kata Gold
  • 2013 Senior Mens Provincial Kumite Gold

Sampai Mike Mahlmann – 2nd Dan Black Belt