WNA- P.T.S.D. vs. Jiu-Jitsu Documentary

In the last 20 years an estimated 146,000 veterans have died by suicide. That's more than all of the combat related deaths dating back to the Korean war.  P.T.S.D. is everywhere in the veteran community and suicide seems to be an unfortunate choice some of us chose to end the pain in stead of fighting on. 

My name is Nick Rahn, Founder and President of Warriors Next adventure. I have another option that myself and many other veterans discovered to fight P.T.S.D. 


Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to be in the moment. You can not think about the war, people lost or any other life's problems when you have a 200 lb guy on your back trying to choke you out. In the military we are taught that everything is life or death. When you train Jiu-Jitsu you are taught that it is ok to fail and to learn from your failures and improve. It has taught me that there is a solution to every problem and sometimes that solution is to tap and you ask your instructor for help. That is a metaphor for when life gets tough and you can't take it, you can tap and get some help. 

P.T.S.D. vs Jiu-Jitsu will be a 50 day tour around the country in a Skoolie being built as we speak with 2 bunk beds for the 3 veterans on this tour and guests that will be traveling with us for a short time. We will be training and interviewing veterans with similar stories about how Jiu-Jitsu has saved their lives. Stories ranging from failed suicide attempts, military sexual trauma, severe depression and how Jiu-Jitsu gave them a way to work through life's problems on the mats. I will be training at 30 gyms around the country who will be hosting open mats during each visit to try to get the veteran community to try Jiu-Jitsu and an option.  Once the dates and gyms are solidified I will be listing them below as well as making a Facebook event for each visit. 

This documentary is a push to get veterans to give Jiu-Jitsu a chance and to inspire veterans to become the best versions of themselves. There is always a solution to every problem. 

The official trailer here. 


Choose to heal, Choose to improve, Choose to be great. Jiu-Jitsu might help you find the answer to what you are looking for. 

For more information about Warriors Next Adventure, find us at www.warriorsnextadventure.com
or find us on all social media as Warriors Next Adventure.

We Defy Foundation has teamed up with us on this adventure and will be helping us promote as well as letting us train at a few We Defy gyms around the country! Warriors Next Adventure will be donating 10% of all proceeds to We Defy after expenses! Check out: 
https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/ for more info

States WNA will be visiting and training in starting with Minnesota:

April 23rd- SBG 
Kalispell, MT  12PM

April 23th- Hughes grappling Academy
Kalispell, MT 6 PM

April 24th- Great Falls BJJ 
Great Falls, MT

April 25th-  charity Event TBD
Federal Way, WA

April 26th- Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance
Santa Rosa, CA 5:45 PM

April 27th- Saber Jiu-jitsu
Concord, CA 6:00 PM

April 28th- Santa Maria Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Santa Maria, CA

April 29th- Victorum Athletics
Lancaster, CA

April 30th- Victory MMA (pending)
San Diego, CA

May 1st- Pendleton Surfing

May 2nd- Potato Chip Rock The OATH foundation
San Diego, Ca

May 3rd- Daimyo BJJ
Tucson, AZ

May 4th- mountain bike racing
Albuquerque, NM

May 5th- Midland BJJ
Midland, TX 6:00 PM

May 6th- National Martial Arts
Oklahoma City, OK 12:30 PM

May 7th- Jiu-Jitsu Tech
Corinth, Tx 

May 8th- We Defy HQ - Combat Base TX
Dallas, TX

May 9th- BBQ and family in Texas

May 10th- Twin Wolves MMA
Harker Heights, TX

May 11th- Science of Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Harvey, LA

May 12th- Capitao BJJ
Ft. Walton Beach, FL

May 13th- Tampa Florida Judo
Tampa Bay, FL

May 14th- Fishing with X22 Adventures
Okeechobee, FL

May 15th- Fight Sports Coral Springs
Coral Springs, FL

May 16th- Fishing with Step dad Eddie
Ft Lauderdale, FL

May 17th- Pooler Karate
Savana, GA

May 18th- Charleston Self Defense
Charleston, SD

May 19th- Next Level Jiu-Jitsu
Myrtle Beach, SC (pending)

May 20th- Moreno BJJ
New Bern, NC

May 21st- The Big Jiu-Jitsu Show
Raleigh, NC

May 22nd- CXBJJ
Camp Lejeune, NC

May 23rd- Rest/Lift with Board member Daniel Judd
Goldsboro, NC

May 24th- OBX Martial Arts
Outer Banks, NC

May 25th- Kobukan Martial Arts
Norfolk, VA

May 26th- AEGIS Jiu-Jitsu
Richmond, VA - 6:30PM

May 27th- Arlington Cemetery 
Washington DC

May 28th- The Compound
Silver Spring, MD 

May 29th- Atlas BJJ
Glens Falls, NY

May 30th- #WNAtop50 Mt Washington, NH with WNA Ambassador Chad Miller

May 31st- TBD

June 1st- TBD Philly, PA

June 2nd- Ronin Academy Jiu-Jitsu
Columbus, OH
June 3rd- 22 Until Valhalla 

June 4th- 22 Until Valhalla

June 5th- HeadnodHQ
Granite City, IL

the rest of the dates are pending and will be released soon. 

Donations (44)

  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jim Milligan
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Nicholas Rahn
Raised $1,365 from 21 donations
St. Paul, MN
Warriors Next Adventure INC
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Todd Kreutzer
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
Rusty May
Team member
This team raised $1,655 from 22 other donations.

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