Born in North Chicago and raised on U.S. military bases in California and the Philippines, Jonathan Rex is an author, historian and philosopher. Since the age of four he’s studied various styles of martial arts such as Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Savate, Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Eskrima along with Western Boxing. With a passion for sports he also played Baseball, Basketball, American Football, and competed as a swimmer until graduating from High School at age seventeen. In 2000 he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer (Airborne Sniper), enrolled in college in 2006, and graduated with a B.S. and M.A. in Communication in 2012. He now lives in Kraków with his wife Natalia Rex, an internationally published mixed-media artist.

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