Ron started his Goju Ryu Karate with Sensei Keith Stewart at the Rotorua Dojo in 1983 and continued there until he was graded 2nd Kyu in 1986.
At the end of 1986 Ron moved to Auckland to continue his training under the guidance of Sensei May. During this time Ron assisted Sensei Sharrock at the Mount Albert Grammar School Dojo whilst continuing his training at the Auckland University, Glenfield and Henderson Dojo's.
He was graded 1st Kyu by Sensei May in 1987. He was graded Sho Dan by Sensei May at the Henderson Dojo in 1998.
He now lives in Melbourne Australia where after a period of instructing Static / Armed Security Officers in Self Defence he is back training with Goju Ryu under Sensei May.