Hanshi Jessie Bowen


In 2005, The American Martial Arts Alliance, LLC established by Grandmaster Jessie Bowen former regional director for the American Martial Arts Association, 10th-degree black belt, author, motivational speaker, and life success coach. Grandmaster Bowen has been a student in the martial arts for over 40 years, touching the lives of thousands of martial artists. Grandmaster Bowen is an expert in life success, sports performance training, and international business coaching. He is a corporate educator for Duke Corporate Education and trains executives how to break through barriers to achieve their next level of success. He is the President and Owner of Karate International of Durham, Inc. and Elite Corporate Coaching. He opened his martial arts school in 1980 in Durham, NC, running a successful school with hundreds of students under his leadership. Hosting one of the longest running martial arts tournaments in North Carolina, the Durham Karate Open established in 197 Grandmaster Bowen is the former coach of the Duke University Taekwondo Team, former martial arts coach for the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill football team. He is also, former sports coordinator for the NCAS and the USOC Olympic Festival, inducted into numerous martial arts halls of fame for his martial arts achievements including the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2018 Contribution in Publishing Award, for the 2018 Who's Who in the Martial Arts Book. As an educator, he has been on the Duke University Physical Education staff for over 20 years, influencing thousands of students in mind-body training. Hanshi Bowen is also a professional bowler (PBA Member) and bowling instructor of physical education at Duke University. He has published over ten books on personal development training, including the 2015 & 2015 Who's Who in the Martial Arts Autobiography Book, Unstoppable Confidence, Change Your Mind, Change Your Life Success Guide, Get Motivated - the Key to Success, Zen Mind-Body Meditation System - Meditation for Everyday Living, and others.


5324 New Hope Commons Dr
Durham, North Carolina 27707
United States


  • karate, Aikido, Kickboxing, and Krav Maga

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