Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[VIDEO] Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Helps Local Grappler Take Down Obstacles.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is helping a local grappler take control of his life after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. 

With its focus on technique, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art that proves size does not matter.  And for Ben Smith, this form of fighting is what makes him stronger. 

Smith was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 8 years old. The disease causes abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss among other symptoms. And folks with Crohn's often say they feel like they have lost control; and Smith chose to gain back that control on the mats. 

The 15 year old proving himself everyday as a competitor.  At Lancaster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Ephrata, he is known as the man with the golden touch - even winning a team competition all by himself. 

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