Ian started his Aikido training in 2002 with Jaime Flores Sensei in upstate New York. Prior to that time Ian had studied Judo and had been promoted to SanDan.
When he moved to Florida in 2004 Ian continued his Aikido training at Shindai Aikikai under Dennis Hooker Sensei. In 2012 he was promoted to Sandan. He counts Satome Shihan, Dennis Hooker Sensei, David Jones Sensei and the late Jamie Flores Sensei as major influences on his Aikido.
At the present time Ian Sensei teaches classes at Shindai on Monday evenings and continues his personal training in classes at Shindai and seminars around the country.