Jaime F: Black 2/2/17
Stuart H: Black 1/4/17
Ben W: Black 1/4/17
David J: Black 12/14/16
Jestyn C: Brown 12/15/16
Jason T: Brown 12/15/16
Claudeus L: Purple 4/18/17
Claude L: Purple 4/18/17
Ed S: Purple 4/10/17
Gene F: Purple 4/10/17
Matt B: Purple 1/4/17
Ryan C: Purple 12/19/16
Andrew D: Blue 5/30/17
Julian V: Blue 2/1/17
Emilio V: Blue 2/1/17
Jonathan T: Blue 12/6/16


8256 S 192nd St
Kent, WA 98032
*Not a mailing address*
(253) 208-3270

coach@fbjjonline.com



Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an official We Defy Affiliate

Our Mission:

The entire team at Foster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is dedicated to provide training for combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD as a long term means to overcome their challenges.

Overall Values:

  • WE ARE COMMITTED to our country, our combat veterans, our team, and accomplishing our mission.
  • WE EMPOWER through integrity, personal accountability and selfless service.
  • WE EVOLVE to stay relevant and effective for the long term.
  • WE DEFY the stigma often associated with PTSD and other forms of mental illness.

Athlete sponsorship:

**All veterans applying for sponsorship must meet the following criteria**

  • Must be a veteran who served in an area of combat operations.
  • Must be separated/retired from active duty status (National Guard/Reserve duty not included).
  • Must be a disabled combat veteran (mental or physical).
  • Must provide proof of honorable discharge from military service DD214.
  • Must provide VA entitlement/rating letter.
  • Must be willing to commit to training at least a minimum of one time per week at a We Defy Foundation Approved Training Facility for the duration of one year.
  • A Special Criteria Waiver exists on a case by case basis for unique circumstances (e.g. training accident, sexual assault, other circumstances related to military service).

*There are two different types of sponsored athletes

STANDARD

If approved We Defy Foundation will provide you with the following:

  • 2 large and 2 small GI patches
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 Window Decal
  • Free access to any We Defy Foundation event or seminar

SCHOLARSHIP

If approved We Defy Foundation will provide you with the following:

  • A 12 month scholarship to train Jiu Jitsu at an Approved Training Facility.
  • 2 GIs including We Defy Patches.
  • Private coaching (based on need and circumstance).
  • Special training equipment (based on need and circumstance).

We want to recognize all Sponsored Athletes, however we would prefer to reserve scholarships for veteran's who have never trained Jiu Jitsu or those whose circumstances make it difficult to continue training.

If yourself or someone you know meets the aforementioned qualifications and would like to apply, you'll find the application form at the bottom of the page after clicking HERE.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Become a sponsor:

As a sponsor, your money goes directly to a dedicated athlete. To ensure the majority of donations are used towards getting veterans the training they need, the We Defy Foundation has created Sponsorship Packages. Become a sponsor now by clicking HERE!

Help us Train Veterans:

Would your Jiu Jitsu school be interested in helping disabled combat veterans? Those applying to be an approved training facility must meet certain criteria. Learn more HERE!

Partner with us:

If you are a veteran's organization and would like to partner with us to help improve the lives of our veterans, please fill out an application and one of our staff members will get back to you. Fill out the form HERE!


APPROVED WE DEFY TRAINING FACILITIES BY STATE:

Arizona

Sahuarita BJJ
Green Valley

Siege MMA
Peoria

Pallaton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Tucson

Primero Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Tucson

Arkansas

Nemesis Jiu Jitsu
Sherwood

California

Sabre Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Pleasant Hill

Gracie Barra San Clemente
San Clemente

Honu BJJ
San Diego

Florida

Grappling Mastery
Mount Dora

Legacy MMA / Renato Tavares
Palm Bay

Legacy MMA / Renato Tavares
Port St. Lucie West

Legacy MMA / Renato Tavares
Vero Beach

lowa

No Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Waukee

Idaho

Bonner's Ferry BJJ
Bonner's Ferry

Illinois

Arsenal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Benton

The Hit Squad - MMA
Granite City

 

Kansas

Fox Fitness BJJ
Wichita

Michigan

Victorious MMA
Troy

Minnesota

X2 Fitness
Minneapolis

Mississippi

American Martial Art Academy - Headquarters
D'Iberville

Missouri

Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Southeast Missouri
Jackson

Warriors Academy KC
Kansas City

Gracie Humaitá St Louis
Weldon Spring

Nevada

9th Isle BJJ
Las Vegas

New Jersey

Jersey Shore Judo & BJJ Academy - Triton Fight Center BJj Assoc.
Bayville

North Carolina

Sugoi Submissions
New Bern

Gracie Barra Spring Lake
Spring Lake

Uzcategui BJJ
Wilmington

South Carolina

Spartan Academy MMA
Columbia

 

 

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