John Graden Presents Mixed Martial Arts for the Masses

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Martial arts pioneer launches Mixed Martial Arts program without the bruises.

Mixed Martial Arts for the Masses has Arrived.

It's been nearly 15 years since the UFC brought mixed martial arts to limelight. Today, there is more MMA and Sport Martial Arts on television than ever. Spike TV officials say their show, The Ultimate Fighter, is the highest-rated original telecast in the cable network's history.
One episode last season outdrew more men ages 18 to 34 than competing NBA and NHL playoff games and a regular-season Major League Baseball game combined.

Martial arts business pioneer John Graden has created a curriculum program that he and his team have designed to meet the demands of the exploding MMA market. Graden explains, "MMA is huge and is only going to get bigger but most martial arts schools do very little sparring now because they are full of kids. On the other hand, most of the MMA schools out there are pretty hard-core, which is great, but really limits the market. Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts takes everything we've learned about student retention and applies it to an easy to teach MMA curriculum. The idea is to create a profitable program for schools that allows the instructor to earn more while teaching fewer hours."

Pro-Star MMA is a licensed curriculum that is delivered via streaming video. Each segment of each class from white belt to black belt is demonstrated by Mr. Graden, his partner Joe Brigoli or one of the Pro-Star MMA faculty members such MMA coach Jerry Jones. Pro-Star MMA also provides quarterly business and curriculum seminars around North America.

Instructors interested in seeing Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts video clips and curriculum design may do so by visiting

Mr. Graden is the creator of the Martial Arts Teachers' Association, the National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA), and Martial Arts Professional magazine. He is also the author of many books including The Truth About the Martial Arts Business. He can be reached at JohnGraden @ and

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