Willie “The Bam” Johnson - 7-Time World Martial Arts Champion, Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer, Two-Time “Baltimore’s Best” Winner and recipient to the honor of having September 28th proclaimed “The Bam’s Day” in Baltimore by Former Mayor Martin O’Malley—uses the instrument he’s been passionate about his entire life, the martial arts, to bring the world Point MMA. With Point MMA and Krazy Athletics, we have been extremely successful using the principles of the martial arts to empower youth to avoid abuse, bullying, drug-dealing, gang wars, addiction, homelessness, incarceration and obesity.
The foundation of the Warrior Mindset Champion Coaching is centered on universal principals with a wholesome approach, which is the same foundation behind their successful martial arts academy. As outlined in The Complete Martial Artist, the universal principles include honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, patience, persistence, righteousness, unity, charity, sobriety, courage, self-denial and love. These principals help to nourish the four pillars of success: spiritual growth, family, business and community. All of these aspects are united to create champion martial artists, individuals and businesses that build strong communities.
Both Willie “The BAM” Johnson and Kimber Johnson rose above the adversity they experienced growing up in the city of Baltimore. Out of their adversities, the Warrior Mindset was developed as a method to ensure people are better prepared for life’s adversities on any level. Warrior Mindset helps one find their center/balance to clarify one’s priorities, simplify one’s life and achieve more from the inside out. People are encouraged to weed out negative things, experience self-development and then encourage others by their example. These values, principals and traditions are what hold the Johnsons to a higher purpose and drive them to continue to think outside the box and be on the cutting edge of human development.
Family is also an important pillar of success. Even in their professional martial arts academy, they teach their curriculum with family unity first along with touch unconditional love in a wholesome family fun structure. Students are able to grow, face their fears and become champions in an environment where they are loved. The Johnson’s also involve their children in their academy making it a true family business. Their young children are taught responsibility, business values and the fundamentals it takes to run a successful business. The family values they display and practice stand as examples to other families, thus building stronger families in their community.
Willie “The BAM” Johnson and Kimber Johnson know what it takes to survive and thrive in business. It takes strength and motivation to be successful in today’s business world. One must discover their inner peace, harmony and happiness through their ability to face adversity in business. To compete, one must build a competitive edge, always be on top of their game, stay focused and be aware of their surroundings. Willie “The BAM” Johnson has worked to create several brands to include Point MMA and Krazy Athletics that focus on self-development and building champions. Kimber Johnson has developed the DIVA Concept that focuses on helping women find their important place in business and society, thus empowering women to become DIVAs who overcome fears, develop self-confidence and learn self-defense techniques.
This power couple recognizes the value our youth can bring to the business world. Children are a large portion of the business economy around the world, largely due to the items they entice their parents to purchase. Today’s youth are also becoming productive entrepreneurs and adding to the world’s business landscape. When you think out of the box, you realize the importance of youth in business.
When individuals and businesses grow, thrive and give back to their community, the community becomes stronger and an asset to those in the community. The Johnson’s recognize the importance of giving back to their community and have been a pillar in their community for almost twenty-five years. They host and participate in annual events and give back through such activities as an annual toy drive and providing blessing bags for the homeless and the Stronger Than Drugs Scholarship program. They also ensure there is a sense of community in they martial arts academy. Build a strong community and you will build a strong business.