Joe Lewis Story

As a heavyweight World Champion fighter and martial artist, Joe Lewis has done it first and done it best. Of the millions of people who have participated in the martial arts since their inception in the United States in 1948, only a few have had a measurable impact with the general public…and Joe Lewis is at the top of this list.

Lewis began his training in Okinawa studying with three instructors: Eizo Shimabuku, Kinjo Chinsaku and Seiyu Oyata and he also studied with the late great Bruce Lee. In a career that spanned 17 years, he won more titles, set more records and instituted more innovations than anyone in the history of Sport Karate.

Lewis has been inducted into 13 various Halls of Fame to include the Black Belt Hall of Fame as “Fighter of the year” and “Instructor of the year.” In a Karate Illustrated survey of America’s top fighters, he was chosen by his peers as “The Greatest Karate Fighter of All Time.” American Karate Magazine considered Joe Lewis “a Living Legend”.” Lewis has won 2 North Carolina Governors’ awards for his efforts in crime prevention. Joe Lewis is without a doubt the most respected name in American Martial Arts.

Lewis travels the world teaching cutting edge seminars. His research has led to his producing over 25 one of a kind instructional video tapes. Currently, Mr. Lewis is actively expanding his association with a vision of traditional values and modern day theory. He continues to develop his teaching in the mental aspect of the art so as to expand his student’s strategic thinking and mental energies.

Joe Lewis – “No one even comes close”

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