Jon Valencia

Jon Valencia

    • Black belt since age 10
    • First-generation American
    • Forever stuck on ‘90s-to-2000s R&B

So, here's the thing: Jon was a real life karate kid. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to parents who immigrated from the Philippines, Jon ended up in martial arts school at age 5 for two reasons: (1) it was less expensive than daycare, and (2) he had so much energy that 3 hours per day of kicking and punching was the only way to tire him out.

Fast forward a couple of decades, and it seems to have stuck (both the moves and the boundless energy). These days, he's more Mr. Miyagi than karate kid: Jon has over 15 years of teaching experience in boxing, martial arts, running, and strength training. And, now, he's bringing the highest level of training precision to Rumble.