Nick Rahn is a BJJ blue belt and US military veteran who is using Jiu-Jitsu to help veterans combat PTSD and find a sense of purpose in civilian life. He shares his powerful story and pulls no punches while doing so in this candid interview. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Saving his mother as a young man
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu while in the military
  • His job in the military
  • His first competition
  • His decision to pursue MMA
  • Quitting BJJ and MMA
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Switching from combat life to civilian life
  • Addiction
  • Suicide
  • Going to Brazil
  • His decision to help other veterans
  • Randomly parting with Hell’s Angels
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s therapeutic benefits
  • Finding purpose and taking audit of your life
  • His documentary
  • The Pummel