XS Martial Arts Dojo & Save One Now Acquisition

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XS Martial Arts Dojo enhances positive leadership, crime prevention/intervention, life skills, bully awareness/prevention, self-esteem, character building and discipline for youth and adults by offering martial arts training through after school programming, all day camps, physical education programs in schools, and a Leadership Training Academy for military veterans and former athletes.

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XS Martial Arts Dojo & Save One Now Acquisition
Jason B. Horne & Monica F. Horne

Jason B. Horne & Monica F. Horne

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Master Jason B. Horne is the founder and master instructor of the MA-KIBO-KARATE-DO system of XS Martial Arts Dojo (XS MAD). He received his associate’s degree from Delgado Community College, and served in the United States Military for 21 years. Master Horne has dedicated over 25 years of his life to martial arts, holds a 6th-degree black belt in various styles, and has been inducted into the Martial Arts World Hall of Fame twice (2008 and 2010) for his humanitarian work. Master Horne is also the founder and executive director of S.O.N. (Save One Now), a non-profit organization that focuses on families and the youth of the New Orleans area. S.O.N. reinforces XS MAD’s anti-crime efforts in schools and communities throughout the city. He graduated from the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, and has impacted over 1,000 students.

As the business manager of XS Martial Arts Dojo, Monica F. Horne is responsible for developing the after school program and summer camp curricula. She demonstrates a positive “can do” attitude for all the children she comes into contact with. Monica believes in Master Jason Horne’s vision of a community of well-rounded children who possess respect for themselves and others. She left the workforce to homeschool her two sons and devote her time to the family business. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern University of New Orleans.


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