Aaron Boyd, Chief Instructor/Owner

Aaron Sensei began martial arts training in 1986 by joining a dojo in Hendersonville, Tennessee studying Wado Ryu. He trained there for the next three years and competed successfully in many tournaments around the state until moving to Texas.  He continued to train on his own over the next several years as well as with several sparring partners, but could not find a traditional karate dojo that was a good fit.

Aaron Sensei and his wife moved to Fairbanks Alaska in 1997 where he studied Aikido from 1998 - 1999.

In 2005 Aaron Sensei and his family settled in Manhattan Montana and begain training in Isshinryu after discovering the Ash’s in 2009.  He was a coach for Ash’s competition team 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017.  He has also successfully competed in many tournaments across the Pacific Northwest over the past 7 years, including winning a Silver medal in Kobudo at the US Open in 2015.

Aaron Sensei took on the task of continuing the legacy of Brian Sensei and Lisa Sensei after their retirement in 2017.  Ash’s Okinawan Karate continues under Aaron Sensei as Bozeman Karate.  He continues to train regularly with Brian Sensei and Lisa Sensei in both Karate and Kobudo.