Founder of The Warrior's Path and developer of The Warrior Transformation Program. Giampaolo is an International Coaching Federation certified Health & Life Coach and received his certification through the Health Coach Institute.
After a decade of studying martial arts Giampaolo earned the Warrior Name "Kasutoshi" - Warrior of the Transforming Blade.
My name is Giampaolo Asper and I am a certified life coach focusing on brokenhearted men who believe they'll never find love. While I'm confident in helping you tackle any of life's obstacles, bringing you back from heartbreak is my passion. Let me tell you about the path I forged to get here:
I always wanted to be a hero. What kid doesn't want to save people from bad guys? In high school I was curious about joining the Marines. The idea of being on the front lines was exciting for a 14 year old. I also investigated being a lawyer and even joined my high school mock trial team (the best in the state). I thought I could learn to help people in a courtroom someday; however, the team was way too serious for me. It was more action than a learning opportunity and realized law was not the path for me. Later, I became very interested in law enforcement -- every "career report" completed in school was about being a detective. Because I couldn't pursue anything directly related to law enforcement as a teenager, at 16 I decided to supplement martial arts into my life.
Until age 21, I was exactly where I wanted to be. I was going to the dojo for over 20 hours a week, I lifted weights four times a week, I had lots of friends, and I was content. All dreams of the military and law enforcement went out the window. Studying Banzenkan Aiki Ninjutsu and opening my own dojo was the only thing on my mind. But what happened at 21?
I was a late bloomer and got my first girlfriend. That's what happened. That year and a half felt great. I was very much in love and I assumed my romantic future was set. I thought she was perfect. Then she ghosted me. After that long? Yup. Gone. Technically, she never told me that we were done; it was her father who told me. He felt bad for me because she never gave me a straight answer. This ruined me. I ended up in one of the darkest places a human can go. Confusion, frustration, sadness, anger, and mostly self-loathing were the results. I stopped going to the dojo and the gym for almost 5 years.
To tell the truth, I wanted revenge on her by dating someone gorgeous. This led to me discovering the PUA community and I dated quite a few women over those 5 years. Two actually lasted a few months. However these were not healthy relationships. One of those two women was just a long-term rebound. To this day, rebounding is the thing I'm most ashamed of. When she said "I love you," I said "Thank you." Thankfully I'm still friendly with the other woman I dated long-term. However, every other woman I went out with during this time ended up being a few dates or maybe a hookup/one-night-stand.
Eventually I was able to climb out of the darkness with the help of a therapist; however my habits and routine never returned to normal. Aiki Ninjutsu was out of my life and I had zero interest in the gym. Then I discovered coaching. Working with a personal coach changed my life. In just a few months, I had just as many "aha" moments and more behavior changes than I did in years with a therapist. I stopped focusing all my attention on women, and spent time working on myself and my coaching business. I felt satisfied with my life for the first time in years. Living well was the best revenge.
Now, the gym is back and I've discovered more hobbies that I enjoy! And most importantly for me, martial arts is back in my life. Of course, I still wanted to be a hero, and it's not every day you use martial arts to save someone's life. With my unique martial arts knowledge, learning about coaching, and my breakup experience, I realized that saving heartbroken men from themselves through practical, easy to learn and proven martial arts concepts was my way of saving people.