Jon Budd has been studying martial arts for 25 years. In college he studied Tae Kwon Do from 1988 to 1992. He continued his martial arts training after college in Tang Soo Do from 1992 to 1994.
In 1994 Jon started studying Shotokan Karate with Sensei Avi Rokah for 3 years and was awarded green belt (4th Kyu) by Master Nishiyama in 1997. He received 1st degree black belt (Sho-dan) in 2004.
Since 2008, he continued to study Shotokan Karate from sensei Taichiro Kaijima and occasionally Ron Vance and Avi Rokah.
Jon received 2nd degree black belt (Ni-dan) in 2017.
Adult and Kids Karate Instructor
Misaki Montuya (Minikicks Instructor) was born and raised in Nagano, Japan. She learned the value of team work and discipline from basketball practice from her high school. Ideals she continues to adhere to in her karate training all these years later.
Misaki started learning Shotokan Karate in 2014 at VMAC. Currently, she's a brown belt. She has been training under Sensei Kaijima, and occasionally Sensei Ron Vance.