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USA Self-Defense

Phone: (727) 279-0505

USA Self-Defense

Learn proven martial arts principles to increase confidence with powerful communication skills, enhanced awareness, and the adaptability of a ninja.

John Graden


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Past USA Self-Defense Clients

“John is a fantastic speaker, and his session is NOT your typical boring PowerPoint. Highly recommend him for any size organization.” -Dan Mitchell, Pasco Economic Development Council

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Real-Estate Agent Self-Defense & Safety

This exciting workshop teaches self-defense tips every real estate agent should know and calling 911 isn’t one of them. Attacks on realtors™ are a crime by appointment.

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Young Adult Safety & Self-Defense

This is an exciting workshop that combines self-defense and safety with smart decision-making strategies.
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Choose Your Battles Wisely

Based on John Graden’s book, Choose Your Battles Wisely, this program teaches strategic decision-making, martial arts and self-defense skills.

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Employee Self-Defense

Help your employees stay safe with training that is 90% prevention.

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Active Shooter Response

This interactive seminar works for team-building because of the critical decision-making and teamwork involved.

College Safety Orientation

College Safety Orientation

The transition from parental guidance at home to an unsupervised life on campus amplifies the danger for inexperienced young adults.”

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Anti-Bully Program

How to recognize, avoid and stop bullying wherever it occurs. For kids, teens, and adults.

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Custom Self-Defense Programs

We can create a custom class or series of classes for individuals, families, and organizations. 


Benefits of
John Graden’s Programs


Known as the “Martial Arts Teacher of Teachers” John Graden had a vision for what the martial arts school business could be worldwide. In order to lead and persuade thousands of traditional-minded black belts to share that vision, he had to develop and apply these same skills he will teach you or your organization.


Learn how to focus like a razor on the high return activities that will lead you to your goals.


Learn how to create more influence with bold enthusiasm.

Increased Awareness

Become present and aware of what is happening around you and to you.

Concentration of Power

Martial arts teaches how to create maximum results with the least effort.

Verbal Defense

Learn how to initiate crucial conversations and how to respond to verbal attacks.


Learn how to overcome the impostor syndrome and develop rock-solid confidence in any situation.


Earning your black belt in any area of life requires self-discipline. Learn how to create a highly motivating enthusiasm doing what you have to do when you have to do it.

Potential Power

Learn how to create a deep and honest belief that there is a lot more inside you that you are not showing. Unleash your potential with a proven system for personal and professional success.



Many motivational speakers and coaches only take a course on how to be a business coach or speaker and become instant “experts” with no real experience.

John is widely recognized for leading the martial arts school business out of the back ally onto main street.

He created the first professional association, trade journal, and widely respected instructor certification program for the martial arts school business.

A world kickboxing champion, John Graden is an 8th Degree Black Belt protege’ of the legendary Joe Lewis.

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