Joe Nelson

Martial Arts Master and Acupuncturist

Joe specializes in the integration of external and internal martial arts and is a second generation acupuncturist.  

Martial Arts

Joe's martial arts experience spans over 40 years, training in Tae Kwon Do, Kali, Tai Chi and Chi Kung, and meditation, with the last 20 years focused on kickboxing, wrestling, and Jiu Jitsu. 


Joe has been practicing acupuncture for over 15 years and is the 7th generation lineage holder of a five element acupuncture system.  He integrates martial arts into his treatment of patients, using medical Chi Kung and other martial arts forms for healing, strengthening, and aligning the body's structure and systems.


Developed Tai Chi program for a federally funded research study 

with the University of Florida Shands Hospital's Neuroscience Department 

testing the effects of Tai Chi on Parkinson's patients

Developed Tai Chi program featured in 

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Parkinson's Disease 

by Dr. Jill Marjama-Lyons (2003)

Taught Tai Chi for Parkinson's patients for the National Parkinson's Association

United States Marine Corps Marksmanship Instructor for rifle and pistol to the 2nd Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group