• Checkmat Charlotte (map)
  • 3415 Westinghouse Boulevard
  • Charlotte, NC, 28273
  • United States

About

Our Mission: Connecting Military and First Responders to Community Through BJJ

Founded in 2015, Gis 4 GIs objective is to help active duty military members, veterans, and first responders (Oath Takers) cope with the stress of their respective jobs.  Our organization sends Gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) to those that have taken the oath to protect us.  These Gis allow servicemen and servicewomen to begin and/or continue their martial arts journey. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and martial arts community offers camaraderie and a sense of fellowship that helps Oath Takers regain trust and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

We are making a difference!”

Our hope is that recipients who receive Gis, will use martial arts training as a form of therapy to help them cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and a host of other ailments that have led to depression, anxiety, stress, and an ever increasing number of suicides.  With each Gi we send out, our Oath Taker martial arts community grows.

http://gis4gis.org/