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Turners Martial Arts Studios

Master Joe Turner, D.C. 

In the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, Master Turner began looking for new challenges. He found it in the calling to "give back" to his community through his passion for Martial Arts. This prompted him to leave a very lucrative position with Microsoft to focus on quality of life, family, and his community. We are proud to be family owned, and operated, by long-time Flower Mound residents. This is the community where we chose to live, work and contribute.

Martial Arts Experience

Master Turner has been training in martial arts since 1971. The styles studied include TaeKwonDo, Shotokan, Kenpo, Judo, JuJitsu, Hapkido, and others. He has since earned the rank of 7th Degree MASTER Black Belt(#516) under world-reknowned Grandmaster J. Pat Burleson, a 4th Degree Black Belt (#2556) in Karate with the United Martial Arts Federation, under Grandmaster Armie Rizzo and Master John Atkinson, and a 4th Degree Black Belt in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System under Master Dave McNeill, Soke, the founder of the system. He is one of only a few Instructors in Texas that are authorized by Master McNeill to teach the Goju-Shorei Weapons System.

Master Turner is highly focused on simply being the best he can be. This was recognized on August 9, 2003 by his induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his continued commitment as a martial arts Instructor. As his knowledge of the martial arts has increased he found he still desired to know more about the human body and it's abilities. To fulfill this need for knowledge, he enrolled in the Doctorate program at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in December of 2008. His focus is on General Family Chiropractic with speciality in Sports related wellness, i.e. injury prevention and relief care.

Professional Experience

26 years experience in the Computer/Electronics Industry with positions as Engineer, Programmer, Designer, Program/Product Manager, Systems Engineering Manager, Messaging Architect and IT Manager.

Senior Manager with Microsoft Corporation as the Regional IT Manager for North America.

Numerous Engineering and/or Management roles with other companies throughout the DFW area. Had a great career in computers before the PC or MAC even existed!

Veteran of the United States Air Force, Avionics Specialist.

Educational Background

Doctorate in Chiropractic: Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX

Additional coursework completed over the years at Northlake Community College, Tarrant County College and the Community College of the Air Force.

Too many computer industry certifications to list. Mostly on things that probably don't exist anymore! (Anyone remember the DEC PDP-11/03?)

Most notable:

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer - Charter Member
  • Certified Netware Engineer
  • Certified Banyan Engineer
  • 3Com 3Wizard & Sage
  • Compaq ACE (Authorized Compaq Engineer)

Member Of:

  • US Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Inducted in 2003)
  • World Martial Arts Ranking Association
  • United Martial Arts Federation (UMAF) 
  • American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts (ATAMA) 
  • Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce 
  • Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Flower Mound United Methodist Church
  • Microsoft Alumni Network