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Martial Arts Community of Veterans


Martial Arts Community of Veterans Special Opportunities Group

"Helping One Warrior at a Time, Through the Healing of Martial Arts" 

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Martial Arts Community of Veterans


Martial Arts Community of Veterans Special Opportunities Group

"Helping One Warrior at a Time, Through the Healing of Martial Arts" 

Our vision

Ensure that veterans and active duty warriors have an alternative form of therapy for post traumatic stress disorder. 

Veteran suicide claims the lives of 22 veterans each day. 8000 veterans commit suicide every year.

Our Mission

AS A NON-PROFIT, WE allocate funds through your donations for the WARRIOR. donations provided by you, will be applied as a paid SCHOLARSHIP TO THE warrior TO TRAIN IN ANY MARTIAL ARTS DISCIPLINE of their choosing. Simply, Martial arts as therapy.   

We are warriors

In ancient Roman religion and mythMars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defensecompetition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Although the term Martial Art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550's. The term is derived from Latin, and means "Arts of Mars", the Roman god of war

Brotherhood

The United States military has the unique ability to define brotherhood (sisterhood), not in words, but in actions. Every day, those men and women are challenged and are sometimes put into situations where the camaraderie builds itself, and the men and women are able build each other. 

Sacrifice

We are brothers and sisters who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We know the cost of missing a loved one's birthday or missing the holidays while on deployment. We understand the feeling of helplessness. This is why we honor the sacrifice our warriors have made to ensure freedom is met across the lands.   We hand salute all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

Honor

The uniform only lays the foundation for what brings these select, and exceptional, men and women together; it is the call to duty, the ideals, and the shared title of being a Soldier and believing in what that means, that truly binds the servicemen and women together, across all branches and all nations involved in the Global War on Terror. 

Blood is red, no matter what nation we serve under. We stand together.We are brothers. We are united
— Chris Lucas

WE WILL USE ALL AVENUES, TOOLS AND CONNECTIONS AT OUR DISPOSAL TO HAVE OUR WARRIORS COPE WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIFICALLY THROUGH THE MARTIAL ARTS 

Bridging The Gap


We have successfully used training in the Martial Arts as an alternative form of therapy for Post Traumatic Stress. We seek your generous donations and your help to provide a scholarship to any warrior that has experienced a combat related injury and would like to use the martial arts as an alternative form of therapy. We are supported by warriors across the globe who have fought in the "Global War on Terror".   

Bridging The Gap


We have successfully used training in the Martial Arts as an alternative form of therapy for Post Traumatic Stress. We seek your generous donations and your help to provide a scholarship to any warrior that has experienced a combat related injury and would like to use the martial arts as an alternative form of therapy. We are supported by warriors across the globe who have fought in the "Global War on Terror".   

Images are of Chris Lucas, Damian Jungermann, Richie "Boogeyman" Martinez and friends from Australia, Canada and Korea. Warrick Eady and Colby Walsh and Rogan.

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Martial Arts


We train to win. We fight to win. We will never lose the fight against PTSD.

Martial Arts


We train to win. We fight to win. We will never lose the fight against PTSD.

As veterans, we can easily identify the components of a healthy lifestyle and list the factors that contribute to wellness, health and peace of mind.

We know that being healthy entails getting good sleep, maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in an active lifestyle.

Yet every day, we veterans struggle to do what is right for our bodies due to a variety of hurdles and obstacles. As veterans this can be attributed to from physical or mental deficiencies obtained during wartime operations. With our stressful and time-crunched lives, it’s difficult to wind down and get enough sleep. In the case of food, we often sacrifice health for convenience.  

 

 

Instead of engaging in physical activities, we spend too much of our leisure time in front of a computer or TV screen. If you are a veteran diagnosed with PTSD, the medications you are on could cause you to feel weakened or lethargic. 

In short, we understand what it takes to be healthy, but we don’t always rise to the challenge of doing what’s needed in order to achieve and maintain good physical and mental health. 

We are a small group of individuals that have used martial arts as a catalyst for positive change for mental and physical wellness. We hope this form of therapy can be shared with other warriors to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

AS a non-profit, we lessen the financial burden of the warrior. we provide a scholarship to the veteran to train in any martial arts discipline.

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Helping our brothers


Veterans Helping Our Own. Through Training, Mentoring and Camaraderie 

Helping our brothers


Veterans Helping Our Own. Through Training, Mentoring and Camaraderie 

Partnership

martial arts Academies.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga or Muay Thai kickboxing. Whatever the veteran is interested in we will try to accommodate the discipline and contact a local academy where the veteran has settled. Our goal is to partner with local martial arts academies where the veteran is located. Through donations we will provide a one year paid scholarship. Through training, exercise and friendships, we feel we are able to instill the passion and sense of belonging back into the lives affected with the mental trauma of war. 

Veteran owned

we have been there.

The MACV-Project is owned and operated by veterans that has been combat deployed in support of the Global War on Terror. We have used martial arts as a therapeutic outlet for our Post Traumatic Stress diagnosis. At MACV, we understand the importance of using and hiring veterans in this organization. We will always hire a veteran first. We feel it is important to give back to the brotherhood of military veterans and to hire specifically veterans who have served our country honorably.  

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donations for sustainment.

The MACV Project is ran entirely on donations and grants in order to provide scholarships for our veterans.  We would be nothing if it wasn't for you. We care because you care. As a nation to include our allies in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, our goal is to take care of those who have worn the uniform and answered the call. No matter what flag has been flown on their shoulder. Every donation is cherished and appreciated. We strive to keep our veterans engaged and healthy through martial arts training.

per disciplina fortitudo et fraternitate

"Strength Through Training and Brotherhood"