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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Mar 21, 2022

John Giordano is a Martial Arts practitioner and the founder of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS).

The discipline, focus, inner energy is not just a physical thing. its getting in touch with the light insiode of you,. It’s not about beating anybody in fighting, it’s about avoiding all of that…

John Giordano - Episode 694

Who would have thought that driving by a martial arts school and thinking they’re better than the ones inside it would have a profound impact down the road? John Giordano, the founder of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS), fell in love with martial arts that would eventually get him to train in different disciplines such as Karate, JiuJistu, and Judo. Throughout John Giordano’s career, he would get the following accolades:

  • Inducted into the Ultimate Warrior Hall of Fame in 2021

  • Inducted into the World Martial Arts Congress Hall of Fame in 1996

  • 5 time US National Karate Champion

  • Metropolitan AAU Judo Champion

  • 1oth Degree Black Belt in Karate

  • 1st Degree Judo Black Belt

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Vee Jiu-Jitsu

Growing up the son of a heroin dealer and trying to cope with the trauma of being molested as a young boy, he fell hard into drugs and alcohol. Over thirty-five years ago, at the urging of his family, John Giordano entered rehab and devotes his life to helping those who are in the same situation as he was before.

In this episode, John Giordano tells the story of his journey to the Martial Arts and his journey with addiction and mental health. Listen and join the conversation!

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