HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE LEWIS! Today is the great Joe Lewis’s birthday and in honor of his birthday I decided to write five reasons why I am so dedicated to continuing to teach what Joe Lewis taught me and to make sure his legacy lives on. There are many more, but these are the first five that popped in my head. Most giving martial artist I have ever met when it came to sharing his knowledge. Joe always put teaching, and the people he taught, above the money he could make. Very ra
My Martial Arts History by Jim Graden My Martial arts journey is more about the extraordinary people, who taught and influenced me, than my own personal accomplishments. I was fortunate to have people like Walt Bone, national forms and fighting champion and Joe Lewis, who I give credit for making me a World martial arts Champion, come into my life. I truly believe “you are who you hang around with” and I was able to hang around the best! Jim Graden with Dr. Kenneth Kroll Dr.
By Jim Graden When I first started training with the great Joe Lewis I was 21 years old and rated as one of the top tournament fighters in Florida and the nation. Realize, this was the early eighties, tournaments were not nearly as safe or controlled as they are now. You had to have some skills to survive back than. So I thought I new something about fighting, Wrong! I had to unlearn more than I had to learn. I know in my heart I would never have been able to achieve the leve
UBC 5.5 Fitness Course For Just $55 Jim Graden, World Kickboxing Champion and founder of the Ultimate Body Challenge (UBC), turned 55 and is celebrating by hosting a UBC 5.5 Week Fitness Course for just $55. Ultimate Body Challenge (UBC) 5.5 will be like no other! UBC 5.5 for Just $55 UBC 5.5 Combining fitness kickboxing, resistance training, and a sound nutritional plan, along with personal coaching, just like all the previous UBC’s. But what makes this one special is that
I find it odd that Teachers in our public school system are responsible for raising money for classroom supplies. Every parent knows, if you have a child in the Public School system, the teachers will ask for help with classroom supplies. If you talk to teachers about it, you will hear them say, “it’s kind of a crapshoot, sometimes you get great support and sometimes you don’t.” If they don’t get the support, the teacher has to buy the shortage of supplies or the kids go wit