Sensei: 5th Dan
Sensei Jason began his martial arts training in October of 1988 in Indiana. In 1995, he began training with Mr. Jackson Sr., 8th Dan at Jackson's Karate Institute. Sensei Jason was promoted to his 1st degree Black Belt, Shodan, in 1998. While training at Jackson's Karate Institute, Sensei Jason began attending annual training in Shorinryu Karate, and in 2001 decided to transition to Shorinryu. In 2003, he fully transitioned and began teaching Shorinryu Karate. Sensei Jason served in the US Air Force from 1999 to 2007, during which time he trained military members in martial arts and defensive tactics.
In September 2008, Sensei Jason opened the Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Dojo, which is a chartered dojo of the Okinawa Karatedo Shorinryu Ryukyukan Karate Kobudo Federation under Hanshi Koei Nohara, 10th Dan. In 2021, Sensei Jason traveled with the AAU-USA National Karate Team as an international referee, where he was awarded the "Best Referee Award" for the 9th WUKF Karate World Championships in Romania. In 2022 he was appointed to the AAU National Karate Program Referee's Council and awarded the rank of WUKF International Karate Senior Referee. In 2019, Sensei Jason was promoted to 5th degree Black Belt, Godan, and assisted in publishing Hanshi Nohara's book in English, which is available on Amazon here.
In 2016, Sensei Jason completed the book Can't Never Could, Lesson: Confidence, which Sensei Hayden (Illustrator) and he worked on together for several years. The book is also available on Amazon here and for retail at the dojo.
5th Dan Shorinryu Karate
4th Dan Ryukyu Kobudo
WUKF International Karate Senior Referee
AAU National Karate Referee Council
AAU National Karate Referee A