Dec 14, 2015
No matter what you're facing in your life, you can breathe in the light and blow out the darkness.
Today's episode of Martial Arts Radio is a bit different. You may have noticed that from the title - we haven't had a guest that uses a religious title over a martial arts one. However, today is special. We're joined by Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg who prefers to be called Rabbi G. We've mentioned the organization Kids Kicking Cancer on the show before, but this time we have the founder as our guest. Rabbi G is a martial artist, but he's taken his martial arts training in a very different direction.
Rather than attempt to summarize his story, you should just listen. Rabbi G speaks at length about his past and the various occurrences that ultimately led to his founding of the Kids Kicking Cancer organization.
The Pfizer / Jonas Brothers video that Rabbi G mentioned
kidskickingcancer.org - The organization that Rabbi G founded
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Rabbi G) holds a First Degree Black
Belt in the Korean art of Choi Kwon Do. He first provided a
therapeutic martial arts program when he was the Director at Camp
Simcha from 1990 to 2002. Having lost his first child to
leukemia at 2 years old, Rabbi Goldberg brings his personal
experience and sensitivity to dealing with children and families
facing life-threatening illness. His commitment to ease the pain of
very sick children and his dream of bringing healing through the
empowering focus of the martial arts resulted in the creation of
the Kids Kicking Cancer organization in June, 1999. Rabbi
Goldberg was a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader's Award (2004) and the McCarty Cancer Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award (2004). He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Rabbi Goldberg received his BA from Yeshiva University, summa cum laude. Ordination and graduate training were also at Yeshiva University.