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.
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MMA athlete Jamie Stephenson will return to the octagon for the first time in over three years – after a battle with cancer and a snapped ACL. The Bishop Auckland fighter last competed in May 2014 and it was around this time he started having breathing problems. But what he first thought was asthma turned out to be far more serious.
‘Every day is a step forward’: Winona jiu jitsu instructor wants students to succeed on mat, in life
Learning the art of jiu jitsu takes years of patience, hard work, humility and adaptability. Adam Board has been training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu jitsu for the past six years and has been instructing others in Winona for the past year and a half.
A STOURBRIDGE kickboxing expert has been inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall Of Fame. Dan Woodruff, who runs Academy Martial Arts school in Bagley Street, picked up the prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony in Burton-on-Trent after he was nominated by one of his teachers.