U.S. Gold Medalist Wu Shu Tai Chi
2x U.S. National Champion in Wushu Tai Chi
US National Wu Shu Team Member
US National Tai Ji Team Member
US National Pan Am Wu Shu Team Member
Founder of the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute
Martial Arts have always been a way of life for Joshua Grant. As a young child in Los Angeles, he trained at his father's Judo studio. (Lee Grant had a Judo school in the late 50's and early 60's. It was one of the first (if not the first) run by a non-Asian in the LA area).
He later studied a southern style kung-fu. After receiving his undergraduate degree from UCLA, Joshua moved to Boston. He attended Middlebury College’s Intensive Chinese Language Program. At that time, he decided to go to mainland China to further his study of martial arts. Joshua spent a total of 3 years in China traveling and learning under the best Wu Shu coaches and champions in the world. He chose to specialize in internal styles of Wu Shu: Chen Style, Yang Style, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing I, as well as Wushu Mantis, and Straight Sword.
Joshua’s first video tape series, Tai Chi for Health and Fitness, climbed to #4 on Billboard’s chart of top 20 special interest videos. His video, Tai Chi for Strength and Conditioning, is in national and international distribution. He was featured in David-Dorian Ross’ Great Courses Video Series for Tai Chi and then again in his Martial Arts series.
His list of awards and accomplishments include 2x U.S. Champion in Wu Shu Tai Chi, Gold Medalist in Wu Shu Tai Chi at the U.S. National Chinese Martial Arts Competition, member of the first U.S. National Tai Chi Team and Pan Am US National Wu Shu Team and competed as a member of the U.S. National Wu Shu Team at the World Wu Shu Championships in Malaysia.
Joshua has taught corporate seminars and retreats for Fidelity, Diaggio, GE, GTE Labs, etc. His client list has included members of the Celtics, Gisele, Steven Tyler, David Mamet and more. He continues to give seminars around the country and worldwide as well as online classes. Joshua’s goal in teaching is to reduce tension in the mind and body through natural movement. This form of instruction contributes to a more balanced and healthy way of life.
Joshua Grant is also a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist for 25+ years.
He has owned and operated Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute for 30+ years.