Owner & Head Trainer, Shuriken NZ

Jason has been fighting since he could stand. Having been trained under the watchful eye of his father, 6th Dan Larry Vorster, he graded for his black belt in Kyokushin Karate at 17 years.

During his fighting career, he won the South African Kyokushin Karate title and became the South African Kickboxing Champion. Jason then set his sights on Mixed Martial Arts and his record stands at 5 wins, and 1 loss before retiring from competitive fighting to train the next generation of Kiwi fighters. During this time, Jason has been involved in the training of multiple champions, and has since gone on to achieve his 5th Dan Black Belt.

Shuriken Dojo was founded in 1980 by Shihan Larry Vorster (6th Dan). It currently boasts schools throughout South Africa, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Jason has helped run these schools, producing numerous South African and World Kickboxing Champions.

Since 2011, Jason has been the New Zealand WAKO ring coach, as well as one of the striking coaches on the New Zealand Mixed Martial Arts Federation since 2012. Jason also works closely with YouthLine ™ – Changing lives, one person at a time.

In 2024 Jason was inducted into the NZMMAF Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport of MMA.