Jason Heit began training in martial arts at 14 years old. His first competition was in the 1990 Island Tough Man Contest which he won at 17 years old. After winning the Island Tough Man Contest he began competing in amateur boxing.
Coached by Donny Orr Sr. and Mike Caird Jason quickly tore through the Canadian amateur ranks winning bronze gloves, silver gloves, golden gloves, the diamond belt, the B.C. provincial light-heavyweight title, and the Canadian Light-Heavyweight title by knocking out all his opponents in the 1995 Canadian Nationals. He then went on to represent Canada in the 1995 Pan-American Games and the 1996 AIBA Multi-Nation International Olympic Qualification Tournament.
In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to train under Royce Gracie. After receiving his blue belt from Royce he moved to Duncan where he opened a small gym and began teaching. One of his students from this gym, John Allessio has since gone on to win titles in The King of the Cage, Hawaiian Superbrawl, TKO Challenge, Gladiator Challenge, WEC, and fight in the UFC against Pat Millitech, Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves. Jason has continued to help train and corner John in his stand up game.
In 1997 Jason fought in the first ever sanctioned MMA bout in Canada which he won by KO in the first round.
In 1998 while being coached by Stan Peterec, he earned a spot on the Canadian Amateur Kickboxing team and won the Team Canada vs. Team USA Kickboxing North American title by knocking his opponent out in the first round.
In 1999 he moved back to Los Angeles to start his pro boxing career. Training at Wild Card boxing by day and working security at night he was recruited to run the security at the famed Whiskey Bar and the The Standard Lounge. It was here he met actor Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky). Burt managed Jason with famed boxing manager Lou Duva. Jason climbed the rankings to the number 3 professional cruiserweight in Canada before retiring from professional boxing after receiving lucrative job offers for close protection work. He retired from boxing in 2002.
He was now able to focus on his security career; he left the nightclub industry and began his career in close protection looking after clients Drew Barrymore, David Duchoveny, Nicholas Cage, Russell Simmons and a two year world music tour with Robbie Williams.
Jason has since continued his training at Legends MMA under coaches Bas Rutten, Randy Couture, Jason Miller, Karo Parysian, Mac Danzig, Eddie Bravo and Jeremy Williams.
2007, Jason Heit moved back to his hometown to achieve his goal of opening his gym and pass on his knowledge of martial arts.
Amateur Boxing – 26 wins, 4 losses, 24 KO’s Tough Man Competition – 3 wins, 3 KO’s MMA – 4 wins, 0 losses, (1 KO, 1 Submission, 1 TKO, 1 Decision) Kickboxing – 4 wins, 0 losses, 4 KO’s Pro Boxing – 5 wins, 1 loss, 2 KO’s
Jason Heit has a combined boxing, kickboxing and MMA ring record of 42 wins, 5 losses, with 34 knockouts.