Carter Hargrave is the president of World Jeet Kune Do Federation and is spreading the art of JKD using local classes worldwide seminars, and the best selling JKD DVD series of all time. Jeet Kune do, which also known as scientific streetfiighting was founded by Bruce Lee, in his instructing during his lifetime Lee had three martial arts schools.
Carter Hargrave is also the Grandmaster of Kempo holding a tenth degree black belt, as well as being the director of the World Kempo Association.
Hargrave is a renowned name in the field of martial arts, and now has a Martial Arts News Blog “Carter hargrave blog” that offers in depth news and information on multiple martial arts, including those offered at the private academy Hargrave Martial Arts. He has loved martial arts ever since he was a child and it meant to him more than a hobby. It was a full time job that took over his life. He began his career in the martial arts at the Oklahoma Karate Academy as an assistant instructor, and is now a triple Grandmaster and currently holds seven black belt rankings.
Carter Hargrave is the primary instructor and president of the World Jeet Kune Do Foundation and the World Kempo Association. Additionally, he also owns Hargrave Martial Arts System, Hargrave Arts LLC, Hargrave Media and Combat Martial Arts Press. All these companies help him follow his dream of spreading the teaching of martial arts and self-defense throughout the world.
In the early years of his career, while still in Tulsa where he was teaching Tae Kwon Do and Kuk Sool, a form of Korean Ju Jitsu, he had the opportunity to meet a student of the Bruce Lee School in California. He then realized that he wasn’t pleased with what he had achieved so far and accepted the student’s offer to train in the new style and to become an instructor. He started training in a variety of styles for the next couple of years. He remembers that period as being the hardest in his life, but he doesn’t regret it at all. His passion for martial arts fueled him with energy in order to accomplish everything he desired.
Near the start of 1992, the art of Jeet Kun Do was nothing like it should have been. It was promoted very badly because the instructors weren’t getting along due to political issues. Since there was no governing body to put an end to this disarray, this kind of martial arts was almost entirely neglected. Carter Hargrave decided then to do something that was never attempted before. In 1992 he founded the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. This stayed away from the political troubles of the time and followed the purpose in which it was created. Its main goal was to bring teachers and students together in order to spread the teachings of Bruce Lee. Carter considers these teachings as life changing and feels that one and all should have the opportunity to learn about them. No one ever attempted before him to bring Jeet Kune Do to the masses. Not only that he tried, but he also succeeded in doing so.