Southern Dance Explosion


John Olmsted

Jon Olmsted has been practicing Martial Arts for over 33 years, achieving his Black Belt on April 14th, 1986. Since then he has progressed through the ranks achieving his Instructors Certification  on November 14th, 1988, his Master Degree on October 9th 1995, and recently achieving his 7th Degree on July 4, 2014. After receiving his Instructors Certification, he helped his Master run and operate his Studio working with the school systems and their children. He then owned and operated his own studio, Jon’s Karate Academy, for 14 years, teaching students from 4-60 years of age. He has trained in numerous styles, 11 in all, with many other programs, such as Stanger Danger, Bully Buster and  Safety Awareness. He has been teaching these 3 other special programs to Elementary and Middle schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. He also has taught Martial Arts to special needs children from those that have ADD, ADHD, Autism, Cerebal Palsy as well as a deaf child.   His diverse and experienced background make him a perfect fit for N2iT.