Meet Te Lawrence
Owner at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
3rd Degree Black Belt Kona / 1st Degree Black Belt Kenpo

Te is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kōna 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 ?family values? and 'self confidence' through the martial arts.

Meet Jade Lawrence
Co-Owner at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
4th Degree Black Belt Kona / 1st Degree Black Belt Kenpo

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 Kōna 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.

Meet Victor Lawrence
Owner at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
4th Degree Black Belt

Without Victor’s love for the Martial Arts, Kōna simply wouldn’t exist.  Starting his Martial Arts journey over 50 years ago, he has instructed, encouraged, and inspired thousands of Davis County residents.  Victor was a competitor in the Jr Olympics in Judo in 1975 and also boxed Golden Gloves. 


Passing down his knowledge and passion for the Martial Arts to his children has allowed his ripple affect to expand even farther than his original vision so many years ago.


Victor is a 4th degree Black Belt in Kenpo, receiving his first degree Black Belt from Ed Parker himself.  He is currently a fourth degree Black Belt at Kōna Karate, and continues to improve his craft through maintaining the ancient traditions passed down from his instructors while pioneering new teaching techniques and skills within the Martial Arts. 


Victor is the father to 5 children.  Three of his children are Black Belts.

Meet Jonas Hilton
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
2nd Degree Black Belt

-Jonas is a second degree Black Belt with over 8 years of Martial Arts training.  Jonas’ passion for karate and his love for his students is evident in every class he teaches.  Jonas is not only an incredible teacher and mentor to all his students, but also a role model to all those on his team.  Jonas is one of three Black Belts in his family.

Meet Cade Young
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
2nd Degree Black Belt

-Cade started training with Kōna over 12 years ago.  Cade is on his way to his second degree Black Belt and brings so much life and energy to the classes he teaches.  Cade has an indomitable passion for self improvement that is contagious to those around him. Cade is the second Black Belt in his family.

Meet Phoebe Knight
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
2nd Degree Black Belt

-Phoebe is the first Black Belt in her family, with over 8 years training with Kōna  Phoebe wears a second degree Black Belt. Phoebe’s eagerness to see those around her improve is almost as impressive as her kicks.  Phoebe is an excellent example to all of her students and a top shelf role model to all the girls training at Kōna.

Meet Gabe Duggar
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
1st Degree Black Belt

-With over 5 years of Martial Arts, Gabe is a first degree Black Belt.  Gabe’s keen awareness of the cultural pressures on our youth help him tune in to the needs of all his students.  Gabe’s energetic personality and quick whit ensure that all his classes are high energy, fun, and always a great work out.  Gabe is the first Black Belt in his family.

Meet Colten McKay
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
2nd Degree Black Belt

-Colten is on the cusp of reaching the rank of second degree Black Belt after 8 years of  Martial Arts training. Colten’s unassuming demeanor is one of his most admirable traits. He is a kind and calm instructor that can absolutely rip when it’s time to compete.  Colten is the first Black Belt in his Family.

Meet Hailey Hess
Instructor at Kōna Karate in Kaysville, UT
3rd Degree Black Belt

-Hailey has been training with Kōna for over 8 years and is working towards her 3rd degree Black Belt.  Through the Martial Arts, Hailey has not only over come personal challenges but found a way to inspire those around her to rise to their highest potential.  Hailey is one of two Black Belts in her family.

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