Kevin began judo during college and was an active competitor throughout the Midwest. His love for judo had him training up to 5 days a week at multiple clubs in the Chicagoland area and was coaching at Harper College. While on a brief hiatus due to starting a family, Kevin returned to the mat with his son, Hunter at his side. Since then, his entire family has become immersed in the judo world. He coaches the kids' class at Tohkon Judo Academy, competes in shiai and kata, and is ranked as a IBSA and National level referee. Kevin recently promoted to 4th degree black belt.