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Mesa Hangar LLC, Hangar 109

Warrior Journey Jiu Jitsu Tournament Fundraiser

Come showcase your Jiu Jitsu skills while raising money for a noble cause.

Warrior Journey Jiu Jitsu Tournament Fundraiser
Warrior Journey Jiu Jitsu Tournament Fundraiser

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Mesa Hangar LLC, Hangar 109, 4517 E Mallory Cir, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA

About the event

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Veterans Breakthrough BJJ Tournament Fundraiser is right around the corner!! We want to ensure that everyone is fully prepared and informed for this exciting event!  As you know this is our first event and we are looking forward to growing this to become better every year.  Your Feedback is greatly appreciated.  The Veterans Breakthrough BJJ Tournament Fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the challenges Veterans face when transitioning from military service, particularly addressing the stigmas surrounding PTSD and the broader mental health crisis. Through various modalities, including BJJ, we strive to assist Veterans in rediscovering their purpose and direction in life. As an organization operated primarily by volunteers, many of whom are Veterans themselves and have overcome similar challenges, we are committed to paying it forward and supporting fellow Veterans on their journey to healing and success.

Below, you will find all the essential details for our event:

Important Deadlines:

Early Registration: Ends August 15, 2024

Normal Registration: Ends Oct 8, 2024

Final Registration: Ends November 8, 2024

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? 

We recognize the multifaceted challenges veterans often face post-service, including physical injuries, mental health concerns, and the daunting task of reintegrating into civilian life. Through our programs, we've found that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) serves as a powerful tool for aiding veterans on their path to recovery and well-being.

The Healing Power of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

Physical Benefits

Jiu-Jitsu is more than a martial art; it's a discipline that focuses on leverage and technique rather than size or strength. This makes it an ideal choice for individuals with varying physical abilities. Through consistent practice, veterans experience:

  • Improved Fitness: BJJ training promotes cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and endurance. It aids in weight management and boosts overall physical wellness.
  • Pain Management: For veterans dealing with physical injuries or chronic pain, the controlled and gradual movements in BJJ help manage discomfort and enhance mobility.

Mental Health Support

Beyond the physical aspects, Jiu-Jitsu profoundly impacts mental health:

  • Stress Reduction: Engaging in BJJ offers an outlet for stress relief. The focus required during training helps veterans divert their attention from intrusive thoughts or stressors, promoting mental relaxation.
  • Building Resilience: BJJ instills resilience by challenging individuals in a controlled environment. The process of learning, failing, and persisting fosters mental fortitude—a crucial skill in overcoming life's hurdles.

Community and Camaraderie

Our BJJ programs foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie among veterans. The training environment encourages teamwork, mutual support, and a shared goal of self-improvement. Veterans often find solace in the community aspect, forging bonds with peers who understand and empathize with their experiences.

If you’ve never heard of our tournaments, they are one-of-a-kind, to say the least. Instead of just paying to compete, tournament competitors can compete for FREE by fundraising on behalf of Tap Cancer Out and our beneficiaries. Plus, the more you fundraise, the more prizes you can earn from our generous sponsors. This is on top of taking part in an incredibly well-organized and positive event.

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