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Jason Kelly started as a youth assistant soccer coach in 1994, and has been coaching several sports, including soccer, baseball, baseketball and martial arts consistently since then. He has earned an Under-13 Coaching Certification from the United States Soccer Federation, an "A" Instructor's license from the International Sports Chanbara Federation, and was inducted into the Martial Arts Master's Hall of Fame. He is a certified cardio kickboxing instructor and has black belts in karate, aiki-jujitsu, traditional weaponry, sword, and tae kwon do, with the highest rank being a Third Degree Black Belt in karate. Jason formerly owned a martial arts studio, and he currently teaches martial arts out of a private center.
Jason graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Arizona Law Review, in 2000 and he is a practicing attorney in Arizona. He was a founding member and Chairman of the Board of the non-for-profit Youth Suicide Prevention and Education Programs, Inc., and he has been a Board Member of the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition since 2005. He is an advisor to Ko Sho Karate, the American Kyokushin Karate Organization, Inc., the United States Chanbara Federation, Inc., and ActionFlex Combative Weaponry, LLC.