Fit To Win: Mixed Martial Arts Fighter10th Degree Black Belt, Ted Gambordella, has been in the martial arts for over 54 years. He has written 42 books, produced 38 DVDs and 114 videos. He was one of the first martial artists to write books showing how techniques from the martial arts can be used in activities outside of the martial arts. He wrote his first book in 1976, The End of Injury. It was the first book to show athletes how to prevent needless injuries by using proven martial arts techniques. The philosophy is simple and easy to understand.

Dr. Ted Gambordella has made significant contributions to martial arts, fitness, and training in America and the World during the last 54 years

Dr. Ted is credited with many firsts including:

  • Author of 38 books and 42 DVD’s
  • First Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Texas
  • First Weapons Black Belt in Texas, and Louisiana
  • First Okinawan Karate Black Belt in Louisiana
  • First to promote students to black belt in weapons and jiu jistu in Texas, Louisiana
  • First jiu jitsu team in Louisiana and Texas
  • First Jiu Jitsu Black Belt at Louisiana State University
  • Started first Jiu Jitsu club at LSU
  • Produced first Karate Collegiate Championship tournament 1971
  • First author of book on Hard KI (chi)
  • First person to bend knife on neck in demonstration
  • Wrote the 1st Complete Martial Arts Weapons manual in 1976, best selling martial arts manual in history, still in print after 35 years
  • First martial arts author to entirely produce a book from writing,taking photos, editing, typesetting, layout and cover design and actually printing book on company printers using “plates and negative” not computer printers.
  • Wrote first book on using martial arts techniques in sports to prevent injuries, improve performance and develop a winning attitude. Which was used and endorsed by University of Texas, OU, LSU, Oral Roberts, Louisiana College, Purdue, Rice University, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Jazz, dozens of high schools.
  • First Martial Arts black belt with a weekly TV show in America, 2 years on channel 11 DFW.
  • Voted “The Most Perfect Body in America 1980”.
  • Appeared on National TV 8 times with martial arts programs. Including Real People, Entertainment Tonight, Playboy Channel, Fox TV, Inside Edition, and dozens of local TV stations across Texas, and Louisiana.
  • First Martial Arts Master to work with US Olympic committee training US Olympic athletes using martial arts techniques.
  • First Jiu Jitsu demonstration at the Karate Olympics, US Karate Championship, Mardi Grais Nationals, Texas Karate Championships, Big D, (5 years in a one had ever done more than 3 before), and dozens of other tournaments.
  • Featured in Black Belt Magazine, Inside Kung Fu, Martial Arts Business cover story.
  • First American martial arts author of book on KI.
  • First American author of karate weapons manual.
  • First author to produce martial art book digitally in 1990.
  • First martial arts master author with Iphone application.
  • First martial arts master with Video’s and DVD’s.
  • First web site for martial arts books and videos 1990.
  • First martial arts author to sell digital books on Ebay.
  • Inventor with Patented products, Logo Glove and Vpower glove.
  • Started the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame 1992
  • Started the first Martial Arts MLM “winners club” in 1982.
  • Invented the “Gambretta” the ultimate legal carry self defense weapon.
  • TV Pilot Live2B100 in 2008
  • Started the first golf Network Marketing Company… Winner’s Club.
  • The most successful night club promoter in South

Martial Arts Honors

  • World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1998
  • Grandmaster Instructor of the Year 2000
  • International Weapons Master Instructor of Year 2001
  • Martial Arts Weapons Hall of Fame 2001
  • World Head of Family Sokeship Council 1999
  • Martial Art Legends Hall of Fame 2001
  • Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame 2002
  • World Black Belt Hall of Fame 2003
  • Personal Trainers Hall of Fame 2007
  • Karate Masters Hall of Fame 2011

Championship Competition

  • 3 Times US Karate Sparring Champion
  • 2 Times USA Karate Weapons Champion

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