Mr. John

Weapons Specialist

What got you interested in the Martial Arts?

Martial Arts was something my son wanted to do. He took a trial class and insisted on joining. He said, “Dad, we’re doing this.” That was in 2012. I joined to do it with him 6 months later. We earned our black belts TOGETHER in December of 2018.

How long have you been training?


Please list all credentials including Youn Wha, Krav Maga, BJJ, Weapons, certified Intructor and any other prevalent info that would make you shine.

Youn Wha Ryu – Black Belt
BJJ – 3rd Degree Blue Belt
Weapons – Asst. Instructor in Cane, Escrima, Nunchuckas, Rope, Knife, Bo Staff, Sai
Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor
Defensive Measures Instructor
Fitness Coordinator/Instructor
Active Shooter Threat Instructor
Shock Knife CQC Instructor
Tactical Medical Instructor/Advanced EMT

What do you like to teach most?
Women’s Self Defense, Jiu Jitsu, and Weapons with Jon Willams. He’s very passionate about what he does.

What is your favorite thing about CRMA?

N/A, just kidding.

The family aspect of the school. Teaching kids about stranger danger and how to handle bullies and would be kidnappers. Inspiring confidence while teaching people to protect themselves and others is a good mindset to have. I also like the variety of the martial arts offered because no one art has all the right answers. Knowing how to defend yourself standing up, but also how to handle yourself when an attack goes to the ground is important.