Jordan is an excellent instructor, a great balance of personable and knowledgeable but at the same time he is not at all intimidating.
A lifelong passion for the martial arts helped to transform Sensei Jordan from a shy, troubled teen into a graphic artist and teacher.
Sensei Jordan Giarratano, the owner and instructor of Fighting Chance Seattle, has nineteen years of martial arts experience. He began teaching Tang Soo Do at age fifteen and earned his black belt by sixteen. He trained primarily under Master Leonard Galli at Galli’s Fighting Chance in Exeter, Pennsylvania.
Post-college, Sensei Jordan cross-trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including boxing, Taekwondo, street self-defense, submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu before falling madly in love with Muay Thai kickboxing.
Sensei Jordan began his career as a graphic designer and operational systems specialist in the sign industry. He excelled at troubleshooting production processes, documenting best practices, reorganizing workflow and creating streamlined systems to produce consistent, high-quality results across multiple departments.
By combining this expertise with a thorough understanding of the techniques, strategy and training methods of the martial arts, Sensei Jordan devised the Fusion Method, a unique teaching curriculum for striking-based martial arts.
The Fusion Method is a documented, modular training curriculum that dramatically improves comprehension and physical mastery by organizing material into progressive learning exercises, isolating strategic concepts and teaching techniques in functional combinations.
The martial arts are a living legacy, a shared cultural tradition linking teacher to student to teacher all the way back to the first monks in the Shaolin temple. This legacy defines the martial arts as a quest for personal realization and empowerment.
Disillusioned with experiences in modern mixed-martial arts gyms, Sensei Jordan yearned for a training experience that blended modern technique with traditional warrior philosophy.
In October 2011, Sensei Jordan requested permission from Master Galli to open his own dojo and to use the Fighting Chance name. The honor and responsibility of carrying on his teacher’s legacy of personal empowerment through martial arts is the motivation that drives Fighting Chance Seattle.
Do you have a question about training? Sensei Jordan would love to answer it.