Ken Miki: Martial Arts Instructor & Adventure Therapy Coordinator for Newport Academy

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR & ADVENTURE THERAPY COORDINATOR

Ken Miki

Ken Miki is responsible for the implementation and programming of adventure-based, experiential therapeutic activities for Newport Academy residents—including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, wilderness excursions, and a variety of outdoor-oriented games and sports. A mixed martial arts instructor, Ken teaches an eclectic variety of technical movements and exercises informed by his martial arts background and his in-depth investigation of functional forms of anaerobic and aerobic training.

Prior to joining Newport Academy in 2014, Ken was a senior wilderness field instructor/mentor and integrated therapeutic assistant at Second Nature Blue Ridge in Clayton, Georgia, carrying out assessment and restructuring of staff management and training systems and practices.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“I teach at Newport Academy because of its dynamic, holistic, and innovative approach to treatment. We teach teens how to feel alive again.” —Ken Miki

Select Achievements

  • Currently pursuing an MSW degree at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ni-Dan in Judo (second-degree black belt)
  • Undergraduate degree from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island