From all of us at Century Martial Arts and the Martial Arts Industry Association, thank you to the men and women who have served in the armed forces – both those who have died and those who continue to serve!
Many members of our Century family are veterans themselves, and more of us have family who have served. The military and martial arts communities often go hand-in-hand, as many of the same values – such as honor, loyalty, and a commitment to helping others – are shared by both.
We also know that just because you’re a warrior, it doesn’t mean you need to fight alone. There are hundred, if not more, of martial arts-based organizations dedicated to supporting veterans with PTSD or physical injuries caused by service. These programs vary locally, but chances are there is at least one martial arts school in your community offers a program for veterans.
If you are a veteran and need help, other resources include:
- The National Veterans Foundation
- Military OneSource
- Veterans Coming Home
- The VA Veteran Crisis Line – call at 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
- Home buying resources and help to combat the homeless veteran crisis
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!