Founder of Next Level Combatives and 6 Levels Orlando
With more than 27 years’ experience in mixed-martial arts, armed and unarmed self-defense and close-quarter combat, Jon has developed a unique, systematic approach to training individuals in close-quarter-combat that enables high retention levels for those who train with him.
Jon’s expertise and his student-friendly teaching methodologies have been implemented by U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Army Rangers and other highly skilled and qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as U.S. federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Jon’s ability to break down complex fundamentals and teach them to practitioners of all ages and abilities has earned him wide recognition. Jon’s work with world-famous actors, musicians and athletes on multiple continents range from fitness training in off-seasons to teaching security details how to be more efficient to acting as a personal bodyguard. However, Jon is most proud of his work with the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and domestic law enforcement agencies. During his 27-year career, Jon has been privileged to teach non-compliant assailant and cuffing techniques, weapons retention and upright and ground self-defense techniques to U.S. Special Forces, 82nd Airborne and active duty forces in South Korea. Jon makes it a point to teach rape prevention to female military personnel as well as wives and daughters of military families. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Jon served as a Team Leader and Instructor in advanced close-quarters-combat for S.A.I.C. for counter terrorist teams, who at the time held the exclusive contract to train the then newly created Federal Air Marshals.