The Future of the Art
Willie “The Bam” Johnson offers a complete conceptual action program to empower companies, teams and individuals – building them up from the inside out physically, spiritually and emotionally.
A seven-time sport karate and kung fu world champion and two-time All-American champion, Willie “The Bam” Johnson is a true hero in the world of martial arts. As the creator of Wushudo Universal Martial Arts, Johnson is known for his dynamic, universal approach to developing physical, mental and spiritual fitness.
Willie “The Bam” Johnson is the owner and president of The Bam’s Kung Fu Academy in Laurel and Rockville Maryland. In 1991, Johnson made history as America’s first nationally-ranked Triple Crown martial arts champion. Only three years later, he had the distinction of being the first African-American to be ranked number one in kung fu forms and weapons.In addition to these accomplishments, he has earned fifth- and seventh-degree black belts in karate and kung fu and studied several other arts such as jujitsu, thai boxing, boxing, wrestling, tai Chi, and kickboxing. Johnson received the title of Grand Master in 1995 and is a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
He starred as himself on the WMAC Masters television show and Wesley Snipes’ Presents Masters of the Martial Arts. He is also the creator of the Predator’s Self-Defense Concepts, which teaches all participants how to deal with the deadly predators that stalk society.
A graduate of the Beijing Physical Culture Institute of China, Johnson has nearly 30 years of training in the martial arts. He has appeared in four films, including Super Fights and Major League II, 16 stage plays, 11 television shows, and two videos. He has also had more than 30 articles published in leading martial arts magazines and been featured on the cover of Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated and Martial Arts Training.
Named Instructor of the Year by the Educational Funding Company, Johnson is the founder and national spokesperson for the Stronger Than Drugs Foundation. He is a regional representative of the U.S. Shuai Chiao Association and the Federation of United Martial Artists Crusade Against Crime. In addition to these contributions, he serves as national spokesperson for Champions Against Drugs and grand master of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council. He is a member of the Martial Arts Industry Association. Johnson also is the founder and coach of the leading sports karate team known as the Better Attitude Makers and founder of the Cardio Defense Kickboxing program.