Our team

Mark Owen-Ward, Sifu

Mark started his training in Jado having studied various other martial arts earlier in life. He clicked with the Jado Kuin Do style, training with Touka Cosens and Master Jake Ogden becoming an instructor himself in 2009. Mark subsequently trained to 2nd degree and then 3rd degree black belts earning Sifu status in Autumn 2021. Mark is also a personal trainer and student of Daoist Flow Yoga and Qigong.

Laurie Owen-Ward, Instructor

Laurie started training a few weeks before his Dad at the age of 6 also learning with Touka Cosens at the Towcester class. After gaining his Brown Belt 1st tag, he took a break for a few years but rejoined at the Harpenden class where he subsequently earned his 1st and 2nd degree black belts. In summer 2022 he successfully studied and passed the Jado Certified Instructor Course and continues to train towards his 3rd degree black belt.

Drew McKenzie, Assistant Instructor

Drew started training in September 2016, working his way up through the coloured belts until he obtained his 1st Degree Black Belt in 2021. Drew has been an assistant instructor for several years since successfully studying the Jado Assistant Instructor course.