Mr. John Graden will be at the Martial Artist Professionals' Seminar
Mr. John Graden - Martial Arts Teacher Association Executive Director
Will be a guest speaker and presenter at the MAPS 2010 event - August 7, 2010
In the past two-decades no single person has had a more powerful and positive impact on the martial arts industry than MATA Executive Director John Graden. An 8th degree black belt under Joe Lewis, Mr. Graden was an accomplished international competitor before he realized that he could not deposit his trophies in the bank.
Mr. Graden began to study martial arts schools that fulfilled two criteria:
1. The school had to produce excellent black belts.
2. The owner had to have a personal income of $100,000 or more.
He studied schools meeting that criteria and learned certain key, consistent strategies that were in place regardless of the school's location or style. He applied these principles to his own "Dungeon Dojo" and within a year mushroomed to over 600 students in two locations and surpassed the $100,000 income mark in 1992.
In 1993, he wrote Black Belt Management, which described those strategies. The book was a bestseller. Mr. Graden sold his schools and created the first martial arts professional association and trade journal. For the past 15 years, he has helped tens of thousands of school owners around the world to achieve success without selling out.
2008 – Author, The Impostor Syndrome: How to Replace Self-Doubt with Self-Confidence and Train Your Brain for Success
2006 – Founder, Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts
2004 – Founder, Martial Arts Teachers' Association
2003 – Author, The Truth About the Martial Arts Business
1998 – Author, How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School
1997 – Founder – American Council on Martial Arts (ACMA)
1995 – Founder – Martial Arts Professional Magazine
1994 – Founder – National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA)
1993 – Author, Black Belt Management
Please join us! In these hard times Mr. Graden has improtant information for all martial artist.
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