Aiken Johnson-Escudero has been actively training for over 8 years and teaching for the last 3 years. He has practiced with his father at Okinawan Martial Arts since the age of 12 and achieved Shodan-Ho at the age of 15. He has received the ranks of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) and Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Kobudo at Okinawan Martial Arts.
He was an honor roll student at Sussex Hamilton High School where he graduated in June of 2015. He is currently studying mechanical engineering at Marquette University. He also has strong family ties to Spain through his mother, is bilingual, and has visited the country often.