Ken grew up in Tokyo where he crafted a unique style of techno-tap dancing. His parents, however, did not approve, so at the age of 21, he came to America to pursue his passion. There he met Larry Pressman and challenged the Dance Man to a “dance-off”. Legend has it that the two dancers battled for three days and nights, matching each other move for move, until Ken unveiled his patented techno-tap triple lutz. Pressman, having never seen or heard of this before, matched the move with such precision and impeccable timing that Ken tumbled to the ground and retired from the match. Larry was so impressed with Ken that he shared his vision of the Larry Pressman Dance Studio and offered him a position as his assistant.
As Ken was new to the world of Victory Dance, Larry did what any good mentor would do and got Ken scratchin’. A handful of Oklahoma Lottery scratchers, a quick win and Ken was victory dancing. Larry knew he had found the right man for the job.
Favorite quote: “I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.” Bob Hope