Joe Nelson

Martial Arts Master and Acupuncturist

Joe is one of the few medically proven Chi Kung masters in the nation, specializing in combining 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, Chi Kung and Tai Chi, Muay Thai, wrestling, boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and meditation.


Joe is a practicing acupuncturist of 15 years.  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 a Chi Kung and Tai Chi program for a federally funded research study 

with the University of Florida Shands Hospital's Neuroscience Department 

testing the effects of Chi Kung and Tai Chi on Parkinson's patients

Developed Chi Kung and Tai Chi program featured in 

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

by Dr. Jill Marjama-Lyons (2003)

Taught Chi Kung and 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