Grandmaster Ted Gambordella

Dr. Ted has made significant contributions to martial arts, fitness, and training in America and the World during the last 66 years and is credited with many firsts including:

Author of 38 books and 42 DVD's

1st Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Texas

1st Weapons Black Belt in Texas, and Louisiana

1st Okinawan Karate Black Belt in Louisiana

1st to promote students to black belt in weapons and jiu jistu in Texas, Louisiana

1st jiu jitsu team in Louisiana and Texas

1st Jiu Jitsu Black Belt at Louisiana State University

Started first Jiu Jitsu club at LSU

Prooduced 1st Karate Collegiate Championship tournament 1971

1st author of book on Hard KI (chi)

1st 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

1st 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 1st 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

1st 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

1st Martial Arts Master to work with US Olympic comittee training US Olympic athletes using martial arts techniques

1st 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

1st American martial arts author of book on KI

1st American author of karate weapons manual

1st author to produce martial art book digitally in 1990

1st martial arts master author with Iphone application

1st martial arts master with Video's and DVD's

1st web site for martial arts books and videos 1990

1st 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


 10th Degree Black Belt 
52Years teaching experience
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
3 Times US Karate Sparring Champion
2 Times US Karate Weapons Champion

Author 38 Books
24 DVD's

Celebrating 60 Yrs of Health and Fitness



GGrandmaster Ted Gambordella

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