Jane began her martial arts training in the summer of 2001 under the instruction of JR Hutson. She was promoted to 1st degree black belt on January 10, 2004. She currently holds the rank of 4th degree black belt. Mrs. Siegrist began teaching as an assistant to Mr. Hutson at the Lifetime Fitness in Bloomingdale while still training for her 1st degree. Today when she is not running her children (Jack & Jamie both hold the rank of 2nd degree black belt) to their many activities, Jane continues her training under the direction of Master Cris Nelson.
Jane along with her husband Jeff (4th degree) are the Black Belt Exam Coordinators responsible for directing the Chicago NK black belt exams held twice per year. Jane has been recognized with the Outstanding Instructor Award 2010 – 2013.
When she is not training or teaching, Jane is a software engineer with over 25 years designing amusement games (Street Fighter the Movie, Golden Tee Golf, etc.) and slot machines for the casino industry.