Ben Kovacs is the founder of The Guardian Gym, a martial arts school that allows disadvantaged kids and adults train for free or for a rate that they can afford. He talks about how the project started and the impact it has had on the community. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Learning from the Yamasaki brothers
  • Building confidence through Jiu-Jitsu
  • The Guardian Gym
  • Affordability of Jiu-Jitsu
  • What it took the open Guardian Gym
  • Spreading the word
  • Reaching at-risk youth through Jiu-Jitsu
  • The gym’s growth
  • Brian Stann’s role with the project
  • Does martial arts make kids prone to getting into fights?
  • The forgotten community
  • The Pummel
  • The biggest obstacles the gym has faced
  • Goals for the future