He now is the owner of All-Star Karate in Draper, and is the director of the martial arts program for four different locations through Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation.
Cox says karate can protect children, women and men safe from attackers, and can give them more self confidence.
On Midday, Cox brought two of his students to demonstrate some women's self defense moves.
Kensei Corum Jensen is a two-time National Black Belt League world Champion. He is also a full time instructor of karate at All-star Karate.
Nadia Lawrence is a full time student at BYU. She also runs a non-profit organization for military families and loves karate.