You’ve heard us talk about the benefits of a martial arts program several times now. You may even have followed some of the links that took you to more in depth articles. Now here is a chance to see first hand how martial arts and specifically jiu jitsu can benefit people with disabilities. This is also a chance to witness adaptive athletes at work, fighting hard for victory, just like everyone else.

Last year, Brazilian Top Team Orange County hosted the second annual Grappler’s Heart Tournament. This is a tournament organized specifically for adaptive athletes of all kinds to test their skills against one another. Following the tournament was a seminar taught by the amazing Kyle Maynard. Pasando Guardia provided us with some amazing footage and interviews from that day. If you are at all hesitant to take the plunge and try a class, let this be your motivation.