Alun Thomas, sandan.
Alun Thomas first practiced karate with the SKA while working at the University of Washington for the academic year 1986-87, having previously practiced with the Karate Union of Great Britain. He practiced with the SKA groups in Seattle and was one of the founding members of the UW Shotokan Karate dojo.
He returned to the UK from 1987 to 1995 testing for KUGB/JKA shodan in 1990 and nidan in 1993. From 1995 to 2001 Alun practiced aikido in Salt Lake City making nidan in 2000. He returned to practice with the SKA in 2002 testing for nidan in 2005 and sandan in 2008. Alun is a Professor in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Utah.