Interview with Jordan Delagrange (@jmdmmartialarts)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I landed in this career path through my military career which took me to San Diego, CA. I met my martial arts teacher Sifu Sung Choi who began teaching me Wing Chun 5 years ago, and as I began to connect to the traditional martial arts and heal from my own traumas – I discovered acupuncture. So concurrently I began studying to become a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, while studying traditional martial arts.

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Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

During my martial journey I met a man named Dave Lea at a seminar held by Grandmaster Samuel Kwok. Dave told me I had potential, and he began teaching me privately as well. I didn’t know at the time that Dave was a very well known and talented stunt coordinator, who had worked on many films. I learned a lot from him over the past few years as well, and not just about stunts.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

Know your capabilities, and supplement them. It is easy for us to keep pushing through the hard stuff and act like it won’t catch up to us, but that’s not sustainable. Normalize seeking the things you need to balance your internal harmony. A balance between lifestyle, diet, and preventative medicine like acupuncture, chiropractic and massage is key.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

My teacher Sifu Sung Choi started me down this path of success. When I met him I was completely lost, going through a divorce and recently separated from the military. I had no purpose or will to continue, but he showed me how I could continue on and helped me reconnect with who I wanted to be.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I I have healed many people, and I developed a company called Sanctuary of Art and Healing. I use this company to help practitioners build their own practice without being profited off of, and provide preventative holistic care to the public.

Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

I’ve always had a connection to Bruce Lee. I’ve trained with Dan Inosanto, and Bruce is even a part of my Wing Chun lineage. I have read a lot about him, and learned a lot from his philosophy. He had an amazing way to connect to others.

 “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success”– Bruce Lee

How can our readers follow you on social media?

You can follow me @jmdmartialarts on Instagram, or check out my website www.sanctuaryofartandhealing.com

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?

I am a man who combines the duality of fighting and healing. I’m an mma fighter, stunt actor and manual therapist attending college to become a doctor of acupuncture. I fight to spread health and share my wealth with those around me, I live by the philosophy that it is time to change this system that we are all so used to and connect to each other.