Martial Arts Therapy


for children fighting cancer




Martial Arts Therapy

What doctors, interns and instructors are saying:

"Rabbi Moskowitz' innovative programs must be heard by the medical and mental health community. His ideas on working with kids who are physically challenged and kids suffering with cancer and other debilitating diseases using specialized training methods of meditation and guidance imagery through various forms of martial arts were extraordinary. The modality he demonstrated is instrumental in assisting clients with pain management both physically and emotionally."

Dr. Joseph Fereres Castiel, M.D., Ph.D.

Exec. Director of Psyquiatric Clinic López Ibor, Madrid

Director of the Preventive Medicine Department of Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid


"I have directly observed his individual work with these kids with cancer. I have witnessed the joy of their temporary relief from pain and observed their pleasure when the Rabbi was working with them collectively and individually. In fact, several medical doctors have recognized his technique as a form of complimentary medicine. The Rabbi was hailed by the Long Island Jewish Hospital's Pediatric Oncology Department, where they brought their staff of medical doctors, social workers, and psychologists down to observe his counseling and therapeutic program."

Dr. Daniel C. Korman, M.D.

Eastern Island Medical Care P.C.


"The Martial Arts Therapy is a most ambitious outreach program in helping to alleviate the emotional and physical pain of children with cancer and other similar illnesses. This involves counseling the entire immediate family as part of the therapeutic process. Rabbi Moskowitz was recently invited to participate in a pending research project as a consultant working with HIV patients for the University Hospital for Dentistry and Medicine. The Rabbi has also presented seminars at our wellness center, training professionals and the clients' families on his therapeutic model. He has extended his training to those working with helping women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse."

Dr. David Alkalay, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Genesis Society

Director of Tree of the Life Wellness Center


"I believe Rabbi Gary Moskowitz' foremost contribution to the field of mental health is his innovative work with kids with cancer and other disease. He uses various components of the martial arts to train his students in behavior management techniques so they can cope with fear, anger, anxiety, guilt, shame, sadness, envy, jealousy, and pain as a result of their illness. He also trains medical personal and other health professionals in these techniques.
This past summer his staff volunteered their time to work with two camps with kids with cancer and other potentially fatal illnesses. They reached out and helped over 200 kids. Over the last few years he was invited to Spain, England, and Israel to meet with top medical personnel to demonstrate his theories, techniques, and his training of other mental health professionals. The Rabbi is able to synthesize his academics with the practical, making him and the Martial Arts Therapy program a dynamic force for constructive change. He empowers those who come in contact with him. I look forward to working with him in the future."

Dr. Michael Meir, M.D., Ph.D.

LMHC Director of Health Information Technology


"I would like to extend Penn Martial Arts Therapy's thanks and my own thanks to Rabbi Sensei Moskowitz and Martial Arts Therapy New York City for their integral role in founding, supporting, and developing Penn Martial Arts Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania."
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Vishal Dasari

President, Penn Martial Arts Therapy

University of Pennsylvania


"The Rabbi has a keen sense of empathy and is able to communicate this trait to all who come in contact with him, which assists in his Martial Arts Therapy mission. I personally have attended some of his training seminars for other mental health professionals, educators, parents, and clergy working with children at risk and children with cancer and those who are physically challenged. His intervention strategies and his ability to work as a crisis manger has built his reputation among the families he works with."

Dr. Rivka Bertisch, M.P.H., Ph.D.

LMHC Asst. Professor, Hunter College, CUNY

Chairperson, American Psychological Association


"The students themselves report to me how your Martial Arts Therapy has given them insight into their own behavior and has helped them personally with pain management and emotional support. Your program has augmented our efforts to cure our clients physically, emotionally, and spiritually."

Lew Abrams, A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W., C.A.S.A.C.

Executive Director of the Yatzkan Center


"Our kids are happy just before you come in anticipation and they are elated when you are teaching them. Your style and passion for teaching makes our students feel that they are directly involved in their own therapy and pain management. I fully endorse your program and will assist you in every way to make Martial Arts Therapy internationally reaching out and helping other kids with chronic sicknesses around the world."

Wisler Jacques

5th Dan Judo International Judo Federation

Founder of LaVerite Youth Service Inc.

President of Haitian Judo League

Help us make a difference

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About Gary's Team

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