Jon Ruiter

Instructor Since 2002

Sensei Jon Ruiter

Jon Ruiter

Sensei Ruiter’s History

Sensei Jon Ruiter began his martial arts journey in 1989 while attending Michigan State University. During his time at MSU, Sensei Ruiter also studied a bit of Aikido. Earning a bachelor’s degree in packaging from MSU, Mr. Ruiter relocated and eventually ended up in Holland.

Jon began training with Sensei Fabiano in 1997. Working hard and showing extreme dedication for the art of karate, Mr. Ruiter earned his Black Belt in Summer 2000, he also began instructing classes alongside Sensei Fabiano at this time.

In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, bonsai, bi-cycling, and gardening. Sensei Ruiter is Fabiano’s Karate’s Head Instructor and teaches both Children and Adult classes. ¬†Sensei Ruiter is also a student of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

Sensei Ruiter is now the owner of Fabiano’s Karate, taking over the Dojo in 2015 when Sensei Fabiano retired.


  Matsumura Seito Shorin-Ryu

  • 1st Degree – 2000
  • 2nd Degree – 2004
  • 3rd Degree – 2007
  • 4th Degree – 2016
  • Small Double Bladed Axe Award – 2018