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What Is the Empower Kickboxing™ Curriculum?

  1. A cutting-edge white-to-black belt martial arts curriculum created by John Graden.
  2. Only includes highly effective, easy to learn skills, tactics, and strategies.
  3. Includes exams, exam fees, and graduations.
  4. Reduces your teaching load by including all ranks in the same class.
  5. Includes Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Weapons, Self-Defense, and Grappling.
  6. Includes Life Skills and Martial Arts History lessons in each class.
  7. Does NOT include advanced, complex forms/kata.

How We Deliver the Empower Kickboxing Curriculum.

Preview Lesson Plan Segments

Lesson plans are easy to teach because each class segment is demonstrated on video for you.

Four Areas of Study

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Self-Defense

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Martial Arts

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Kickboxing

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Weapons

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Replace power-based, complex blocks with simple, efficient blocks.

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Create

Create congruency instead of
contradictions in all of your classes.

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Teach

Evidence-based self-defense rather than theory-based martial arts self-defense.

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WHY Empower Kickboxing is DIFFERENT

PROVIDING STUDENTS WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED

1. It’s human nature to want to learn faster not slower.

Would you take your kid to a swimming school that takes longer to teach your child to swim?

2. Empower Kickboxing creates excellent black belts in less than half the time of a regular martial arts school.

3. Rather than teaching complex forms and techniques, we teach students how to master the basics of balance, striking, kicking, self-defense, and sparring.

4. We have a huge catalog of drills and scenarios with the best of martial arts, kickboxing, self-defense, weapons, and ground defense.

5. Students train hard and gain a high skill level because they don’t have to learn a lot of awkward material they DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR.

6. All ranks can be in the same class which reduces the number classes that you have to each.

7. Students are more comfortable in black sweat pants or gi pants, their belt, and a school t-shirt rather than a traditional gi aka outdoor pajamas.

SUPER EASY TO TEACH

1. Most styles are designed to be difficult to learn and teach.

2. Most schools teach more material than necessary.

3. Most schools teach skills that are outdated and will never be repeated outside of the classroom. When is the last time you did kata for a personal workout?

Empower Kickboxing is a skill based martial arts curriculum.

Why did Joe Lewis change his fighting style?

Why did the top point fighter in the USA completely abandon his traditional skills?

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FOR KIDS

Our children’s program is different from the adults only because our self-defense lessons are age appropriate. For instance, it doesn’t make sense to do an ATM scenario with an eight-year-old.

FOR ADULTS

Adults love that they are getting a top-notch workout while learning real martial arts and self-defense skills that keep the classes exciting and engaging. There are no “ancient Chinese secrets” in this program.

BECOME A LICENSEE

As a branded Empower Kickboxing™ licensee, you will get access to our proprietary system of marketing materials, lesson plans, and the support you need to succeed. Plus, MATA-Pro membership, the MATA Life Skills Program are included.

LESSON PLANS

Empower Kickboxing makes it easy to teach classes by providing you with months of lesson plans that consist of self-defense, warm-up, learning modules, and cool down. You can modify them as you see fit. Each skill is demonstrated for you on video.

TOTAL SUPPORT

In addition to exciting lesson plans, you’ll get proven tools and campaigns to help you grow including email, text, and video marketing, seasonal marketing, and social media campaigns.

THE POWER OF BRANDING

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

Do I have to use the entire curriculum and replace my current program?

Not at all. Here are the various ways our current Founding Members plan to use EKB:
a. As their main program;
b. As a BBC Curriculum;
c. As a Master’s Club Curriculum or;
d. As a black belt curriculum (depending on your system).
e. Some will simply pick and choose techniques to layer into their current program.
f. Some will use it to streamline the operations of additional locations.
You have total control and flexibility with the program.

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

You must complete the MATA Certification Program before launching the Empower Kickboxing program. The Certification Fee is waived for Empower Kickboxing licensees.

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

 

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

 

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

 

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

 

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

No. You may and most of you will, but you may want to simply insert various elements of EKB into your current program until you get comfortable with the program.

 

We’re confident most schools will transition over but we’re happy to let them do it on their time. Some schools are using EKB as their Black Belt Club or Masters’ Club Program.

HOW DO I TRANSITION EXISTING STUDENTS?

While this will vary from school to school and system to system, we suggest you look at the EKB ranking system for year one. You then match up the EKB ranks with your students’ ranks.

For instance, if you have an XYZ color student who has been training for six months, that would equate to an EKB High Orange or Green belt. So, rather than having to go through six two-month semesters, this student might only do three semesters and then graduate into the Intermediate Year Two EKB Program.

SHOULD I SHUT DOWN AND PREPARE?

No need to shut down. Start introducing the techniques to your students in class to build support and excitement. Create enthusiasm for these combinations before making changes to requirements. We will help you make the transition. In our experience, students really enjoy the combinations and see the Instant Value they bring to the class.

CAN I CHANGE MY SCHOOL NAME TO EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

No. Empower Kickboxing™ is the name of the branded curriculum. Think about a camera store that sells Nikon. They advertise that they sell Nikon, but the store name is not Nikon. Empower Kickboxing™ is like that. You may be USA Karate which offers the Empower Kickboxing™ curriculum.

DO I NEED TO LEAVE MY CURRENT ORGANIZATION?
That’s entirely up to you. EKB doesn’t require you to be exclusive to EKB. Mr. Graden has always had the philosophy that the freedom to learn and grow shouldn’t be restricted by politics.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

What is Empower Kickboxing?

EMPOWER KICKBOXING™ is a complete martial arts curriculum designed by Joe Lewis’ protege John Graden as a program that students can MASTER FASTER!

DO I HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM AND REPLACE MY CURRENT PROGRAM?

IS THERE A CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE TO BE READY TO TEACH?

DO I NEED TO DROP MY CURRENT CURRICULUM TO DO EKB?

HOW DO I TRANSITION EXISTING STUDENTS SO THEY MAINTAIN RANK AND DON’T LOSE TIME IN RANK FOR THE NEXT BELT?

SHOULD I SHUT DOWN AND PREPARE, THEN HAVE A STUDENT MEETING OR SOMETHING?

DO I HAVE TO CHANGE MY SCHOOL NAME TO EMPOWER KICKBOXING™?

DO I NEED TO LEAVE MY CURRENT ORGANIZATION?

That’s entirely up to you. EKB doesn’t require you to be exclusive to EKB. Mr. Graden has always had the philosophy that the freedom to learn and grow shouldn’t be restricted by politics.

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