U.S. Gold Medalist Tai Chi
2x U.S. National Champion in Wushu Tai Chi
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. Joshua 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.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).
Joshua’s first video tape series Tai Chi for Health and Fitness recently climbed to #4 on Billboard’s chart of top 20 special interest videos. His most recent tape, Tai Chi for Strength and Conditioning, is currently in national and international distribution.
His list of awards and accomplishments include 2x U.S. Champion in Wu Shu Tai Chi, 1992 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 Team Member and competed as a member of the U.S. National Wu Shu Team at the World Wu Shu Championships in Malaysia. Joshua Grant is also a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist.
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.