53 minutes | Jan 26th 2021

From selling drugs to the Hall of Fame - Willie Johnson's story of redemption through martial arts

Willie "the Bam" Johnson is a Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame martial artist, a 7th degree black belt in karate and a 5th degree black belt in Wushu Kung Fu. However, his story started very differently.Born in a poor neighbourhood to a disabled mother, Willie spent time between tournaments selling drugs and running the street. A pivotal moment while incarcerated turned his life around and he's spent the last 30 years giving back to the community he came from. This is a raw, emotional and powerful story you shouldn't miss.Learn more about Willie at www.pointmma.com.au Pick up a copy of his book here: https://geni.us/AsagT While you're at it, grab a copy of Joe's new book, Neon Jungle, here: https://geni.us/neonjungle As always, bonus content is available on our Patreon at www.patreon.com/managingviolence Listen to this interview on your podcast platform of choice, all links available here: www.violencepod.com Enjoy the show and would like to send Joe a tip? This is the place: www.buymeacoffee.com/joemvp If you're interested in booking Joe to speak or teach your group, head on over here: https://www.violencepod.com/p/seminars/ 
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