Jeremy is the President of American KDS. He was born in Colorado and has lived in Idaho, Utah, Washington, England, Louisiana and Oregon. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Hebrew from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from the University of Idaho. Jeremy has studied various martial arts for over 30 years, joined Harada Sensei's KDS as a founding member of the first USA club in 1993, and was awarded his 5th Dan by Harada Sensei in Wales, UK in 2016. Jeremy oversees all organizational operations and course schedules, and travels to teach nationwide. He instructs at the Hamlin Middle School Shotokai Karate Club in Springfield, Oregon.
Jared is the Vice-President of American KDS. He was born in Massachusetts and has lived in New Hampshire, Florida, Utah, Texas and New Mexico. He has a bachelor's degree in Math and Physics from Brigham Young University, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Baylor University. Jared began practicing with AKDS at the BYU club in 2005 and was awarded the rank of 1st Dan in March of 2009. He is the instructor for the community club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jared was awarded his 2nd Dan in October of 2014 and holds the distinction of being the first ever to receive that rank from the American KDS.
Rebekah serves as the AKDS Secretary in the Presidency of the organization. She manages the standards and recording of belt grading for all clubs nationwide, oversees the creation and dissemination of the AKDS newletter at least quarterly, and helps maintain the day to day running of the organization.