He was born in Cambridge England in 1971. At the age of 8, moved to Alberta Canada. Then at the age of 13, moved to New Albany, Indiana and a year later 1986 to Nashville, TN. Now residing in Lebanon, TN. He started training in Karate at the age of 15 in Tae Kwon Do in where he received his black belt. It wasn’t until 1992, that he started training in Isshinryu Karate at the Nashville Dojo. Earning his Black Belt in 1994 from Master Butch Hill. Currently, Sensei Reed holds a 6th-degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate.