Many women are unconfident and afraid in today’s dangerous world. Some of them seek to reverse that by studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As its name suggests, this martial art began in Brazil, where it was developed by Helio Gracie, who earlier had founded Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
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Millville resident Brian Bills, 27, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 13 months old. A fan of Chuck Norris as a kid, despite his limitations, he would impersonate martial arts moves in the actor’s movies and television shows. “I had CP, I couldn’t walk, and I started moving a lot faster when I saw him,” Bills said.
Chobe Karate Club Instructor Sensei Otsile Motsamai is a man on a mission. The first dan black belt is transforming lives in Francistown through his Shotokan karate style. A club which he formed in Chobe in 2001 now has three branches around the country.