Mr. King began his karate training in September 1986 at the Japan Karate Association of Boulder. In April 1992 he founded Harambee Karate Club.The dojo now located in Superior, Colorado, offers classes in traditional Japanese karate.
On 2 March 1991, King earned his Shodan ranking (1st degree black belt, Reg #IS-USA-1-0476). On 15 June 1993, he earned Nidan ranking (2nd degree, Reg #IS- USA-2-0279), and on 19 December 1997, Sandan (3rd degree, Reg #IS-USA-3-0273). In September 2001, Mr. King earned "D" ranking as a karate judge.
On 15 March 2003, King entered the ISKF/JKA Instructor Training Program in Denver and completed that training in 2008. This training was a comprehensive program of classes, papers, and examinations covering karate history and philosophy, kinesiology, basic and applied techniques, self-defense, and lesson planning.
King earned "C" ranking as a karate judge in June 2003, and Yondan ranking (4th degree) ranking (Reg # IS-USA-4-0212) on 13 March 2004. In June 2006, he secured "D" ranking as a certified Instructor. In 2008, at ISKF master camp, King earned "D" ranking as a certified examiner.