ED CZERWINSKI was a young soldier fighting for his country in Vietnam in 1970 when he stepped on the landmine that almost ended his life. “A mine has shrapnel, like a grenade, and it just blows flesh away,” Mr Czerwinski, now 70, of Torrens Park, says.
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MCKINNEY, TEXAS – For one hour, five days a week, Joey Bozik teaches kids to defend themselves against whatever’s holding them down. It’s the lesson that defines his life. “It’s my therapy,” he says, of Jiu Jitsu. “It really is.” Bozik came to the sport by way of Iraq.
TAMPA, Florida – Finding ways to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an on-going effort that can help tens of thousands of veterans. But Florida researchers are looking into martial arts, like jiu jitsu, as a therapy. It`s become more than just combative martial arts for Army veteran Jacob King.
The “hyper kid from the Bronx,” as Nelson Lebron calls himself, started boxing when he was 5. Now almost 42, he still competes, all over the world. His career stats are 180 wins, 36 losses, 6 draws. He has a black belt in seven styles of mixed martial arts, plus numerous belts in other styles.