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THE Martial Arts
Curriculum
That Students Love

REDUCE DROP-OUTS, INCREASE ENROLLMENTS WHILE TEACHING FEWER CLASSES EACH WEEK.

“My students totally love the Empower Kickboxing Curriculum! I love it too! Your simplified business model is really working for me and I look forward to many more years of working with you!”
Brown’s Karate Studio
Angleton, TX

ANCIENT CHINESE SAYING
It’s much smarter to ride the horse in the direction it’s going.

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We live in a world of one-click instant everything. 

We can use this to our advantage to attract and keep more students.

“I recommend Empower Kickboxing to anyone who wants to improve their school. The program includes everything you need to run a modern school in one complete program. It has improved my school tremendously.”
Don Martinez
Victory Martial Arts Academy

IF THEY KNEW IN ADVANCE, WHICH CHOICE WOULD PARENTS AND STUDENTS PREFER?

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CHOICE 1

 

1. Complex patterns of movement that take years to get competent at and never vary.

2. Stiff, rigid blocks that have a chamber, step forward and execute sequence that is never used except in kata.

3. Punches and strikes that are difficult to apply because all parts are moving in the wrong direction like aiming, pulling hand to hip and holding the punch in the air.

4. Pretend fights (kata) against opponents who never block, counter, strike, fake, tackle, kick or block.

5. Self-defense (one-steps) that rely on the attacker to step back, yell a warning that he is getting ready to attack and then step forward, punch the air and hold it out until the defense is complete.

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CHOICE 2

 

1. Simple movement patterns you can apply within weeks that have dozens of variations.

2. Quick and easy blocks that move to protect the target and return to guard that are used in every sparring drill.

3. Punches in bunches that are designed to obliterate the target and quickly return to guard.

4. Self-defense and sparring drills that teach strategies and tactics to apply the blocks, punches, and strikes in real-time.

5. Simple simulated sparring drills that are designed to deal with different opponents such as a taller fighter, a counter fighter, an aggressive fighter, etc.

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BECOME A LICENSEE

As a branded Empower Kickboxing™ licensee, you will get access to our proprietary system of curriculum lesson plans, marketing materials, and the support you need to succeed.

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LESSON PLANS

Empower Kickboxing makes it easy to teach classes by providing you with 3-years 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.

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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.

How We Deliver the Curriculum

Each class segment is demonstrated on video for you.

Check out a Week of OUR Kids’ Self-Defense Classes

See why any parent would enroll their child into this program vs a traditional kata-based school.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

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.

All-in-One Martial Arts School Success Membership

For less than one student’s monthly tuition, get an all-in-one curriculum, marketing, certification, self-defense, consulting, and life skills package.

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Custom Website for Your School

Get a beautiful website to showcase your school and drive new students to your trial course.

See How the Curriculum is Delivered

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Single Page Website

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Joe Lewis Fighting Systems

Joe Lewis drills, tactics and strategies are integrated into the Empower Kickboxing Lesson Plans & taught by the late, great Joe Lewis.

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Empower Kickboxing Curriculum

Complete Empower Kickboxing White to Black Belt Curriculum ($1,164 annual value)

See How the Curriculum is Delivered

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Martial Arts Instructor Certification

Complete course access for you and 50% off for your staff members. ($297 value)

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Add John Graden to Your Team

The founder of the first martial arts professional association, trade journal, and instructor certification programs that changed the martial arts business.

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Martial Arts Teachers’ Association

MATA-Pro Membership

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MATA Life-Skills Program

A comprehensive Martial Arts Lifeskills program for kids, teens, and adults.

OPTION 1

Just $97 a month
with a one-page website

OPTION 2

Just $149 a month
with a 5-7-page website

Empower Kickboxing™ Martial Arts Curriculum