A one-of-a-kind outreach effort emphasizing "KNOW YOURSELF, BETTER YOURSELF, and HELP OTHERS" through the vehicle of jiu-jitsu training. Free to the students but "paid" for with their personal growth and mandated community service!!
Finally, a youth program destined for greatness!!
After extensive research and drawing from personal experience, Vector Jiu JItsu founded this innovative non-profit Youth Development Program based on the instruction of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu*.
Uniquely, Vector Jiu-Jitsu will insist that participation and rank advancement require academic, personal growth and community service elements (to include work in a zero-waste organic garden).
As a youth development program, our focus is not on prevention of negative behaviors but on the cultivation of maximum potential from our adolescents. Vector Jiu-Jitsu sees the youth of Jackson as a resource to be developed and not a problem to be managed.
*Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Roughly translating to “the gentle art”, Jiu-Jitsu is a ground-based grappling martial art that utilizes NO STRIKING of any kind. Similar to wrestling, the goal of a jiu-jitsu practitioner is to takedown and control an adversary using position and pressure. Vector Jiu-jitsu intends to use the growing popularity of this fascinating version of kinetic chess to emphasize technique and strategy over athleticism and aggression.
Based in Jackson, Mississippi, Vector Jiu-Jitsu is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization. We are a Youth Development Program teaching 8-12th grade students of Jackson Public Schools (JPS) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a “traditional” manner.
At this time they are 100% dependent on donations and sponsorships from local businesses and the community.
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Vector Jiu Jitsu
4129 Shelton St.
Pearl MS 39208