About Kona Karate in Kaysville, UT
Meet Te Lawrence
Owner and Chief Instructor at
Kona Karate in Kaysville
3rd degree Black Belt
About Our Co-Founder, Jade Lawrence
Jade began his karate career at a very young age. He competed and gold medalled in a karate tournament in front of some 3,000+ people in a Utah county invitational when he was only three (3) years old.
Jade is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kona Karate and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo. Jade also studied and degreed in Wu Shu at the famed Bejiing Sports University, China. He returns to the orient as often as he's able.
Jade graduated from the University of Utah, with a major in International Studies and Mandarin Chinese. He is fluent in Chinese, and speaks some Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. His studies of the language and customs of the Asian cultures bring an amazing credibility to his practice and teaching of the martial arts. He is also one of the more recognized gymnasts at the University of Utah, and is always quick to bring gymnastics to the martial arts curriculum taught at our Dojo.
Jade is married to the beautiful, and very talented Rebecca Lawrence. Rebecca also graduated from the University of Utah, with a degree in Sport and Exercise science. Jade and Rebecca are expecting their first child near the end of this year.
About Our Co-Founder, Te Lawrence
Te is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kona Karate and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo. Te has been learning and loving the martial arts since he was 4 years old, and teaching since he was 16.
In addition to running Utah's two top martial arts schools, Te has also launched several other successful businesses ranging from Product development, to consumer marketing, to online consumer advocacy.
Te is married and has two twin boys and a beautiful little girl, three future Black Belts for sure. Te is passionate about family and the importance of healthy living. Te is constantly creating new ways to develop ʻfamily valuesʼ and 'self confidence' through the martial arts.
How To Get Started
Come join our Kaysville, UT Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 801-859-5425 if you have any further questions. Kona Karate hopes to speak with you soon!