Michael Veltri

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Michael Veltri is a battle-hardened entrepreneur, bestselling author, and decorated Marine Corps veteran. He has delivered programs and talks for the Central Intelligence Agency, National Counterterrorism Center, and many Fortune 500 companies. He is also a cancer survivor and master-instructor in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He brings his martial arts discipline and precision to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

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Is Benjamin Wittes Underestimating Vladimir Putin’s Martial Arts Skills?

The first time I got the crap beaten out of me, I was a cocky 16-year old ironically on my way to, of all place, karate class. What started as a very minor auto “incident” ended as a completely avoidable road rage fight with a big 40-year old farm-boy who outweighed me by 100 pounds. I know he outweighed me by 100 pounds because the very short fight ended with him lying on top of me in the middle of the street after pile-driving me straight into the pavement.