Martial Arts Therapy


for children fighting cancer




Martial Arts Therapy

About Martial Arts Therapy

Martial Arts Therapy is currently affiliated and a project under La Verite Youth Services Inc., a New York State 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Martial Arts Therapy is providing help to children with cancer and other serious illnesses and disabilities such as:

  • cerebral palsy
  • sickle cell anemia
  • blindness
  • deafness
  • autism
  • chronic asthma
  • heart condition
  • severe back injuries where surgical fusion occurred

Martial Arts Therapy offers emotional and spiritual support to children and helps them to take an active role in their healing. Students are taught pain management, physical rehabilitation skills, and deep relaxation techniques. The program is combining several forms of martial arts, modern medicine, psychology, and religion.

Martial Arts Therapy

  • has been recognized as a form of complementary medicine, providing a vast spectrum of benefits
  • blocks out pain signals
  • develops inner strength through discipline and sensitivity
  • teaches defenses physically, emotionally, and spiritually
  • gives a regiment of daily exercises for the mind and body
  • offers a sense of real practical achievement
  • focuses kids' minds to study and learn better
  • builds confidence to face obstacles
  • creates appreciation for the way the body and world works
  • helps to heal
  • pushes children to stay healthy and fit
  • awards strength
  • keeps goals in focus
  • expands positive energy
  • strengthens the immune system
  • brings hope
  • puts students in a position of power and control

Help us make a difference

Your contribution counts. Every dollar you give will help Martial Arts Therapy to reach more children. Now it can be your money that helps a child fight pain and cancer, and if you want to get involved with Martial Arts Therapy or see how donations are used, please visit our contributions page.


About Gary Moskowitz

Gary Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz is a former New York City police officer, private investigator, teacher, principal, social worker, talk show host, and president of a Long Island Jewish community council. He has trained police in the United States and anti-terrorist units in Israel in riot and hostage tactics. Gary holds a Seventh Degree Black Belt in both Juijitsu and Karate, a Second Degree Black Belt in both Judo and Oriental Weapons, and he is an instructor in Tai-Chi-Aki. His life long desire for educating others and for making the world a better place has led him to teach Martial Arts and a broad variety of other subjects over many years and to found the award winning National Association for the Jewish Poor and other charitable organizations, including Martial Arts Therapy for children fighting cancer.

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