Jon is a lifelong grappler who began his career at the age of 10 in freestyle and folk style wrestling. In college Jon began boxing training and started Hapkido (now a 4th degree BB) and earned a degree in dietetics. After college Jon continued to train and compete in various martial arts. In the fall of 2011, he founded Michigan Martial Arts Training Center where he taught Catch Wrestling, Hapkido and coached MMA. Jon began training in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Adlai Cleveland and has focused primarily on Jiu Jitsu ever since.
Outside of the gym Jon works as a private investigator, bodyguard and security agent protecting high value assets.