Nicknames: "Jake", "Hawaiian", "Pineapple"
Height: 6-3
Weight: 149
Birthplace: Kailua, Hawaii
Hometown: Waimanalo, Hawaii
School: Phoenix H.S. 
Year of Graduation: 2013
Coach: Master Chae Mun
Dojang: America Taekwondo Center (Morgan Hill, Calif.)
Year Started Taekwondo: 2008

Hobbies: filmmaking, breakdancing, music production, and food

Favorite Foods: Korean BBQ, Hawaiian, chicken adobo, spam & eggs, Pho and Italian food

Favorite Movies: "Saving Private Ryan", "The Internship" and "Gran Torino"

Favorite Music: DJ Kool Herc, DJ Grandmaster Flash, Hopsin, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Ice Cube

Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Daehoon Lee

Biggest Inspiration: His mother

Favorite Books: The "Harry Potter" series and the "Lord of the Rings" series

Favorite TV Show: "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

Favorite Quote: "I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion'" - Muhammad Ali

Proudest Taekwondo Moment: Winning the 2012 National Championships and becoming a Junior National Team member

Did You Know?: Jacob loves old-school music and used to be in a break dance crew


2017  USAT Senior National Team Member (Feather)
2017  USAT Senior National Team Trials (Feather): 1st

2016  U.S. Senior National Team Member (Feather)
U.S. Open (-68kg): Quarterfinals

2015  USAT National Championships (-68kg): GOLD
2015  U.S. Open (-68kg): Round of 16

2014  USAT National Championships (-68kg): GOLD
2014  Mexico Open (-68kg): BRONZE

2013  CUTA State Games (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2013  CUTA State Games (Sr. Feather): GOLD

2012  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Lt. Middle)
USAT National Championships (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2012  6th World Taekwondo Culture Expo - Muju, Korea (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2012  CUTA Team Trials - Fresno, Calif. (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2012  USAT Western Regional Qualifier - San Jose, Calif. (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2012  USAT Western Regional Qualifier - San Jose, Calif. (Sr. Feather): SILVER

2011  USAT National Qualifier - San Diego, Calif. (Jr. Bantam): SILVER

last updated 3/20/17