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Jon K.

Palo Alto, CA

$240/hour

most highly qualified Karate instructor

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University of California
Economics
Fresno Pacific University
Master's

Education

University of California (Economics)

Fresno Pacific University (Master's)

About Jon

I started doing Karate in 1982 and trained in almost every class offered (about 10 hours/week), until assigned assistant instructor duties in 1984. I found my dual-calling in Karate training and teaching over 30 years ago and have been passionately doing both since then. I started teaching self-defense-specific classes in 1989 and have done various martial arts over the years. I have been leading elite Instructors' Classes and organizing top-level camps and seminars for many years and presently teach group lessons at up to 10 locations in a given week. In addition, I teach private lessons in Karate and self-defense and am not apologetic about charging more than others; many will tell you that I am a bargain at any rate and I guarantee that you will find no better teacher of martial arts within at least 200 miles.

Want to become a tournament champion? learn self-defense skills? get in the best shape of your life? feel happy about yourself? gain confidence? I can help you with any/all of that.

*Training in Shotokan Karate since 1982; teaching since 1984.
*Lived in Japan for a total of eight years, including teaching weekly classes
*Long history of tournament successes, including on teams that earned 3rd, 2nd and 1st at All-Tokyo Championships.
*Advanced ranking in top-level organizations: Japan Karate Association and World Traditional Karate Organization.
*Running one-of-a-kind advanced teacher-training seminars for 15+ years
*Advanced instructor of self-defense
*Extensive study of teaching methodology
*Maters degree in Kinesiology, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Certified in First Aid, AED & CPR (Red Cross)

If you want the best possible instruction in Karate and/or self-defense in northern California, your search is over.
I started doing Karate in 1982 and trained in almost every class offered (about 10 hours/week), until assigned assistant instructor duties in 1984. I found my dual-calling in Karate training and teaching over 30 years ago and have been passionately doing both since then. I started teaching self-defense-specific classes in 1989 and have done Read more

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36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Martial Arts

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Martial Arts

There are very few people with anywhere near my qualifications for teaching Karate. We can start off with that I taught at the personal dojo (training hall) of the late Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association in Tokyo, where I trained for a total of eight years starting in 1985. From what I can tell, I currently charge the highest rate of any Karate instructor on the west coast and am getting ready to raise my rates because I am getting very busy. My list of clients includes some very big names.

University of California
Economics
Fresno Pacific University
Master's

Education

University of California (Economics)

Fresno Pacific University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $240.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jon will travel within 10 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303.