While growing up in rural Connecticut, Sensei Owles was first introduced to the martial arts in 1991. In 2014, he tested at the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Hombu Dojo in Naha, Okinawa and was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt (Renshi/Rokudan), by Hanshi Minoru Nakazato, President of the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Association. Sensei Owles has also achieved the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt (Yondan) in the art of Kobudo (Ancient Okinawan Weapons).
Sensei Owles has owned and operated Owles’ Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do & Kobudo Dojo in Pearland, Texas since 2008. Always a student, Sensei Owles travels around the world several times a year in order to teach alongside, and train under, some of the world’s top ranked Okinawan Karate Masters.