John Giduck wants you to believe that he is a Hall of Fame level martial arts tough guy. But does John Giduck being inducted into a martial arts hall of fame for an organization that is personally controlled by John Giduck really count?
Beyond his academic credentials, is anything about John Giduck as significant as John Giduck claims?
To be clear, this blog post isn’t questioning John Giduck’s skills or qualifications in martial arts. I’m sure that John Giduck is able to display 100s of photos of him in varied “hand-to-gland” activities…often with large Russian men. There’s no commentary on…err…those relationships.
This post will instead focus on the undisclosed, hidden relationship between John Giduck and the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts and his status as an inductee in the same federation’s hall of fame. In short, one has to search to find these relationships because they appear to be unmentioned by John Giduck in any of his marketing materials.
Here is what John Giduck’s bio claims in the “About” section of the JohnGiduck blog:
multiple inductee into two international martial arts halls of fame
That sounds impressive…almost as impressive as John Giduck’s claimed Penn State weightlifting national championship shown in the link towards the bottom of this post.Unfortunately, the claim to be in at least one of those martial arts halls of fame seems to hold as little as John Giduck’s claim of a college weightlifting championship.
The first item of note is that John Giduck oddly never mentions the halls of fame of which he is an inductee by name. This is a good clue that perhaps something is amiss.
Let’s next establish that John Giduck is an inductee into the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts hall of fame.
with John Giduck, who is a direct descendant of Cossack warriors and a hall of fame member in the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts
So the above demonstrates at least on of the two martial arts organizations in which John Giduck claims membership in their hall of fame.
Further evidence shows that he was likely President of the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts at one time.
Both of the above schools are members of the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts. The founders being Vlad Vasiliev, Mikhail Ryabko, and Oleg Taktarov with John Giduck being president of the organization
Now, let’s establish that John Giduck had control of the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts.
At one time, John invoked the name and aid of Vlad and Oleg Taktarov to establish the World Federation of Russian Martial Art. About two years ago, Vlad and John parted company. The Federation is now John’s entity completely.
So we can not demonstrably show that there is an undisclosed business relationship between John Giduck and at least one of the halls of fame that he claims membership in.
I guess there is no better way to build one’s credentials than to buy them or gain control of the organization that can provide them.
The second hall of fame claimed by John Giduck appears to be the mysterious “USA International Martial Arts Hall of Fame” which may be an organization that is based out of Las Vegas.
inducted into the USA International Martial Arts Hall of Fame
A google search returns less than 15 results for “USA International Martial Arts Hall of Fame” (a number of the results are about John Giduck or repeats) and John Giduck does not appear in the official USA International Hall of Fame list.