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Assimilation To Civilian Life Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Yoga

Project9line has partnered with some of the most reputable BJJ and Yoga schools on Long Island to offer hundreds of FREE classes for the month of November! To all military and veterans, come try or restart your BJJ and/or Yoga training and begin or continue healing; your life will improve in countless ways. Challenge yourself alongside your brothers and sisters in arms.

The reintegration for Military Veterans back into civilian life can be difficult. Signs and symptoms of struggle are not always easily identifiable. PTSD, if left untreated, can lead to substance abuse issues and even suicide. PTSD is a growing epidemic; nationally there is an average of 22 veteran suicides a day. More can and should be done to help people that are struggling.

Studies show that Long Island has the second largest population of Veterans in the United States, second only to San Diego, California. Suffolk County has approximately
85,000 veterans and Nassau County has approximately 75,000 veterans.

Instructors, practitioners and studies have shown the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Yoga on the emotional, physical and spiritual well being of participants. It can have a profound impact on individuals, specifically veterans, suffering from a variety of distress, including PTSD.

For class locations and schedule, visit For more information, please call or email Patrick Donohue at 631.416.7127/

More About Project9line:

Project9line is a non-profit organization with a focus to bridge the communication gap between veterans and civilians. Their mission statement is “Empowering Veterans with Reintegration through the Arts and Activities”.

There is not enough done to help our Veterans. Statistics show that twenty-two veterans decide to take their own life every day. Many of our veterans return home from performing the ultimate duty of serving our country only to face hardship, depression and substance abuse. Project9line encourages all veterans to be the best they can be. Through their extensive resources and hands on team, they want to maximize the potential of each and every veteran.

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