Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Marine Overcome PTSD

 

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Marine Overcome PTSD

 

Robert Consulmagno is 42 years old. His father committed suicide when he was very young and his stepfather beat both him and his mother.

 

Robert joined the Marines in 1991 to escape the abuse and find a purpose, but sadly, things got worse. He was always getting into fights and couldn’t get along with others. He was honorably discharged in 1996.

 

Next, he tried college; however, he was always fighting with professors and unable to maintain any healthy relationships, so he went looking for answers at a VA Hospital and learned he had PTSD. He also learned that he was bipolar.

 

Three years ago, Robert found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it has done for him, what medication couldn’t.

 

 

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