John Graden

Speaker | Author | Trainer

John Graden Keynotes and Self-Defense Workshops


The Most Powerful, Real World Keynote You May Ever Experience

Self-defense is more than just physical determent.

It’s learning how to control your emotions and the 24/7 conversation you have in your head.

Learn why you have two ears that are always open and one mouth that is always closed, unless you open it.



Protecting What Matters Most. 

The most important investment of your resources is in the safety of your children.

From role plays to safety myth-busting, this class is fun and exciting for the entire family.


MUST HAVE Safety Training for Young Adults on Their Own

The transition from home to college is one of the most dangerous moves in a young adults’ life.

Learn how to avoid and defend against the dangers that arise as the parental safety net ends.

active shooter

15-Step Plan of Action to Survive

From the first 911 call, it takes 7-15 minutes for law enforcement to arrive. In that time, you must rely on your training to make critical life and death decisions.

This interactive workshop will show you how to make life and death decisions to survive.

This is not a sit in your seat, play on your phone PowerPoint presentation.

real estate self-defense

Crime by Appointment

Real Estate agents have a unique job. They meet strangers in empty properties.

This creates a potential scenario where bad guys can literally make an appointment to attack you.

This seminar is highly specific to the needs of real estate agents. We WILL NOT try to teach you karate.

We will teach you how to deter and deal with a real threat.

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Specialized Private Training

Many executives, celebrities, athletes and other high profile people are targeted on many levels from financial fraud to kidnapping, to robbery.

Many people who travel not only need training for their own safety but need to train their family to be safe he or she is traveling.

Book a FREE Power Self-Defense Class

In this exciting, customized FREE Power Self-Defense Class, your group will learn:

1. How to de-escalate a potentially deadly encounter.
2. Learn what bad guys want and how they think.
3. Learn the secret formula that gives bad guys the advantage and how you can take it away from them.
4. How to look like a hard target rather than a soft target.
5. How to control social media.
6. How to respond to an active shooter.
7. How to prevent the abduction of children and adults.
8. How to deal with a bully.
9. How to strike with deadly force no matter your size.
10. The common myths of self-defense.
11. Why when self-defense is a must, no other skill set will do.
12. The different types of bad guys and the one you need to be most aware of.
13. How to quickly determine what the criminal really wants and why this is crucial.
14. Experience for yourself how and why you CAN defend yourself in real time when a criminal is pointing a gun to your head.


This no-cost class will increase your self-defense IQ 100% and the concepts will be applicable immediately.

No cost. No obligation. Just great information.

Get an overview of what we teach with a free Power Self-Defense class. Just email us or call 727-279-0505.

Meet John Graden in 50-seconds

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Transformed the Martial Arts School Business

In a martial arts business arena focused on a traditional past, John created the first professional association and trade journal for the martial arts school business.

Best Selling Author

The Impostor Syndrome

How to Stop a Bully

Near Death Experiences of Suicide Survivors

The Truth About the Martial Arts Business

The Teacher of Teachers

John was dubbed the martial arts Teacher of Teachers by Martial Arts World magazine. 

He created the first widely accepted and respected instructor certification program.

Author, "Unarmed and Dangerous"

Due for release in late 2019, this book approaches success from the inside out. It teaches how to win the battles in you and around you. Self-confidence starts with mental and physical self-defense.

Profiled In Major Media

From cover stories on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show among hundreds of other media outlets, John Graden is a proven self-defense and leadership expert.

World Champion Kickboxer and Coach

John Graden has been a fighter, coach, and official for many world champion USA Martial Arts teams competing in London, Italy, Germany, and the USA.

“John Graden is a proven leader and excellent communicator. I’m proud to be on his board of advisors.” Brian Tracy

BrianTracy.com, Brian Tracy International

“I was honored to be a guest on John Graden’s TV show and to keynote his World Conference in Orlando.”

Tony Robbins

“Why isn’t this standard in every school? Great class!” Steven Durnham