Kyoshi Ed started Seido Karate in 1996 at the Alpha St dojo in Wellington. He trained in Wellington until 2000, when he moved to London. He achieved his shodan rank as a member of the London Chiswick dojo in 2001, and returned to Wellington in 2004. Kyoshi Ed particularly values the connections people within Seido Karate make, around the country and worldwide, and moving to Auckland in 2012 meant he could reconnect with several instructors who had taught him in the past, as well making lots of new friends. He achieved his 5th dan rank in December 2017.