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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

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“we live in a world of one-click instant everything. 

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

Without selling out, we can use this to our advantage to attract and keep more students.”

— John Graden
Empower Kickboxing Founder

“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

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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

Our lesson plans consist of self-defense, warm-up, drills, combinations, weapons and cool down. You can modify them as you like. Everything 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.

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!

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.

Empower Kickboxing™ Martial Arts Curriculum