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Teaching Specialist

Jon Keeling, M.A.

Jon Keeling has a master’s in Kinesiology and received personal training certification. He began teaching in 1984, starting with Karate and expanding to self-defense in 1989. He also spent three years teaching ESL and has coached track. Formerly teaching all the Karate classes at SJSU for six years and at many collegiate Karate clubs, he has taught self-defense to 2000+ people and Karate to over 10,000 people over the years, having taught in multiple countries on each of three continents. He has been teaching teachers since the 1990s and considers the educational aspect of teaching these disciples just as important as the physical skills. Outside of teaching, he enjoys a variety of volunteer work, most of it focused on mentoring and mental health.