A MARTIAL ART’S LEGEND: JOE LEWIS

From earning his black belt in traditional shorin-ryu karate in Okinawa in just seven months, to fathering kick boxing, to teaching unique advanced combat principles to legions of martial artists across the world, icon Joe Lewis has profoundly impacted modern martial arts and the way we practice them. What he’s pioneered and achieved in his nearly 50-year career made Lewis an obvious choice as the recipient of this year’s MAIA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 MASuperShow in Las Vegas.