Kru Joe Powers
Joe Powers Senior Instructor
Joe started studying stand up fighting techniques in 1960 with movie stunt man and fight choreographer Bruce Tegner. After studying with Sensei Bruce for several years, he migrated to Shotokan Karate under (then) 5th Dan, Hidataka Nishiyama and studied for several more years.
In Atlanta, Joe studied Wing Chun under Francis Fong for several more years including his first exposure to Muay Thai with Master Chai. He attended many seminars with Master Chai and Guru Dan Inosanto at the Francis Fong Academy. He continued Muay Thai instruction at Tiger Academy, then trained with Sifu Steve Broughman and Master Parviz Nikkhoo respectively.
Joe have been teaching Muay Thai since 2002 and opened his school, TOTAL BOXING, with student partners in April 2010. Joe is 71 years old.
The USMTA is proud to have Joe Powers listed on our site as one of our oldest instructors to date.
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