Veteran Grappling Grand Opening Event
Helping Veterans deal with mental and physical issues through training
Veteran Grappling is a community funded program developed to offer free lessons in Judo, Brazilian JiuJitsu, Wrestling and yoga. Veteran Grappling has joined forces with a medical team who are currently conducting scientific research on how combat sports are a successful form of treatment for veterans dealing with psychological and physical health issues.
The Grand Opening of Veteran Grappling is set to Saturday, August 3rd. The day will consist of open mat sessions with ex-UFC fighters as guest instructors. There will be a meet and greet, with a BBQ on the day and if you are feeling lucky, a raffle will be drawn with awesome prizes!
About Veteran Grappling
Veteran Grappling was founded by Scott Steer as a free program to give veterans exposure to Judo and BJJ training. The program is designed to help Military Veterans deal with mental and physical health issues through training in combat sports, such as PTSD, anger management, meditation, and physical exertion. Veteran Grappling teamed up with a medical team on the Gold Coast to help provide medical access and research studies to coincide with recent positive studies conducted in the United States. With the number of veteran suicides rapidly increasing, it is obvious that the current system is failing the veteran community, Veteran Grappling believe's that this avenue is much more suited to the ever-increasing younger veteran community within Australia.
The long term goal of Veteran Grappling is also to have these sports added to the Invictus games and Warrior games for the veteran communities.
About Scott Steer
Scott was a combat army veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He served with 4RAR and 6RAR between 2005-2010. Scott was a part of the direct entry for Special Forces Direct Recruiting Scheme (SFDRS) class of January 2005.Scott started Judo and Jiu-jitsu back in 1987 and received his first black belt in 1999.
Scott represented as both a player and coach over the years for Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and the Australian & New Zealand national teams in Judo.