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Join the martial arts Teacher of Teachers, John Graden as he explores important and controversial questions about martial arts instructors, schools and the business.

Graden is the author of the best-selling books including, "Black Belt Management," "The Truth About the Martial Arts Business," "How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School," and the "Impostor Syndrome."

He has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, The Dr. Oz Show and over 100 other media outlets.

He is an 8th-degree black belt under the legendary Joe Lewis and a world kickboxing champion.

The Truth About the Martial Arts Business with John Graden John Graden

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Join the martial arts Teacher of Teachers, John Graden as he explores important and controversial questions about martial arts instructors, schools and the business.

Graden is the author of the best-selling books including, "Black Belt Management," "The Truth About the Martial Arts Business," "How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School," and the "Impostor Syndrome."

He has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, The Dr. Oz Show and over 100 other media outlets.

He is an 8th-degree black belt under the legendary Joe Lewis and a world kickboxing champion.

    Why I Replaced Taekwondo with Empower Kickboxing™

    Why I Replaced Taekwondo with Empower Kickboxing™

    After nearly two decades of teaching traditional taekwondo, Guevara realized that what he was teaching was not providing the benefits he wanted for his students. He replaced his curriculum with Empower Kickboxing™ and did not lose a single student.

    • 30 min
    The Truth About Martial Arts in the Inner-City: Willie "The Bam" Johnson Part 1

    The Truth About Martial Arts in the Inner-City: Willie "The Bam" Johnson Part 1

    Imagine being so desperate to escape the violent, drug-infested inner-city of Baltimore’s inner-city that you make up your own kung fu techniques to compete in martial arts tournaments in order to get some direction out. Yet, the darkness of the ghetto pulls you back in...

    • 36 min
    The Smoke and Mirrors of Martial Arts

    The Smoke and Mirrors of Martial Arts

    In the episode, the truth about the martial arts business is that not only is it easy for instructors to fall into these drastic mistakes of the past, but that it’s almost expected.

    • 24 min
    How to enroll 425 Student School While Teaching Just 2 Classes a Night

    How to enroll 425 Student School While Teaching Just 2 Classes a Night

    Our guest today is Mark Moore. His school in South Jersey has continued to grow through the pandemic. Mark says the three keys to his success are, the curriculum, the school atmosphere, and a special mindset that any martial arts school owner will certainly appreciate learning.

    • 32 min
    18. What Every Martial Arts Instructor MUST Know About the Law of Self-Defense.

    18. What Every Martial Arts Instructor MUST Know About the Law of Self-Defense.

    This week, The Truth About the Martial Arts Business explores a deadly serious topic that every martial arts instructor needs to understand and teach. The Law of Self-Defense.

    As a martial artist, you train in self-defense to protect yourself and your loved ones, but what really happens in the court system when a martial artist defends him or herself?

    This episode of The Truth About the Martial Arts Business will help you to understand and prepare for the legal battle that happens after an attack.

    • 25 min
    How to Build a 6-Figure Self-Defense Business

    How to Build a 6-Figure Self-Defense Business

    Joe Robaina is a veteran martial artist with a wide range of skills and talent. But for the last few years, he has excelled in the self-defense business. Joe shares some strategies that have helped him to build a successful self-defense business.

    SelfDefenseBusiness.com
    EmpowerKickboxing.com
    MATAPodcast.com

    • 37 min

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