John Graden

Instructors: Joe Lewis , Walt Bone, Hank Farrah
Founder Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts (2006)
Founder Martial Arts Teachers Association (2004)
Founder National Association of Professional Martial Artists (1994)
Founder Martial Arts Professional Magazine (1995)
Founder American Council on Martial Arts (1997)
Certifications:
Certified Hypnotist (CH) by the National Guild of Hypnotists
Certified Hypnotist Instructor (CHI) by the National Guild of Hypnotists

Author:
The Impostor Syndrome: How to Replace Self-Doubt with Self-Confidence and Train Your Brain for Success (2008)
The Modern Masters of Hypnosis (2008)

The Truth About the Martial Arts Business (2006)

How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School (1997)
Black Belt Management (1993)
Author, athlete, publisher and leading edge martial arts visionary, John Graden, through his leadership, organizations and publications, is widely credited for taking the martial arts industry from the back alley to the boardroom.
Known worldwide as the martial arts "teacher of teachers," Graden is a former member of many world champion WAKO USA teams.

Mr. Gradens three top selling books, The Truth About the Martial Arts Business, Black Belt Management and How To Open and Operate A Successful Martial Arts School, are considered the quintessential references for martial arts school owners.

In late 1994, Mr. Graden founded the National Association of Professional Martial Artists. Dedicated specifically to strengthening the professional skills of martial arts school owners, NAPMA mushroomed to over 2,000 members worldwide making it the largest martial arts professional association in the world.

In 1995, he strengthened his position as a martial arts teacher of teachers by launching Martial Arts Professional magazine, the first widely respected martial arts trade journal. Graden sold both NAPMA and MAPro in 2004.

In an effort to present universal instructor education to the martial arts industry, Graden created the American Council on Martial Arts in 1997. The ACMA is the first widely supported instructor certification program and is administered by the world renown Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. The manual, co-authored by Graden, for the ACMA has been adapted as a textbook in colleges and universities.

Graden is an 8th degree black belt under Lewis and is the youngest man ever named to the Joe Lewis Honor Roll, the highest honor in the Joe Lewis Fighting System.

In 2004, Graden created the Martial Arts Teachers Association. The worldwide headquarters of MATA is at www.MartialArtsTeachers.com and offers a massive library of articles, information, reports, videos, audios, ads, newsletters, forms, letters and networking to martial arts instructors worldwide.

In 2006, Graden created Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts, in an effort to provide an MMA program for the masses.

In 2008, Graden authored his first mainstream self-help book, The Impostor Syndrome: How to Replace Self-Doubt with Self-Confidence and Train Your Brain for Success. The book is represented by the Tristram Coburn Literary Agency.

Graden has two children and lives in Palm Harbor, Florida. Mr. Graden can be reached at johngraden@mac.com or by calling 1-866-650-MATA (6282).

Magazines, DVDs, Books and Movies

 | Featured on the Cover of Magazine  | Black Belt Magazine | 2/1993 |   | 

 | Featured on the Cover of Magazine  | Black Belt Magazine | 4/1989 |   | 

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