Mr. Jon started training in Shotokan karate under Shihan Lamei in 2011. He was crowned by the Georgia Karate League as State Champion in both Kata and Kumite in 2012, and earned 9 Gold, 4 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals in regional and state karate tournaments throughout the southeastern United States. He also earned 2 silver medals at the 2013 USA National Karate Championships. Mr. Jon is a USA Karate Federation Certified Coach and aides in coaching the Team UKF competition team. He earned the rank of Shodan (1st Degree) Black Belt in March 2015 and the title “Sensei” in November 2015. In March of 2018, he earned the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree) Black Belt. He actively promotes karate and its benefits in the Marietta area through demonstrations and after school classes at local schools.