Frei got her new gi today

Frei got her new gi today

Thanks to all of you donors out there!! She came at my guard like a crazed animal during open mat...I think she was pretty pumped up.

Another donation of children's gis!

Another donation of children's gis!

Thanks AGAIN Jay Galang! The little ones are TRULY gonna feel like samurai in these.

From half a nation away!

From half a nation away!

Jiu Jitsu blood runs deep. This donation will support activities for most of the summer.. Ty JR. Joshua Ross Ketry says , " It's certainly not just me or Mike..... it's the entire Buffalo community! So glad our community was able to come together." and help!

Thank you so very much

Thank you so very much

They loved everything....

A box of accessories for the girls

A box of accessories for the girls

Thank you. Every little thing makes such a huge difference

Our donated training palace!

Our donated training palace!

Cant WAIT to post the after cleanup pics!

The before at Wingfield High School

The before at Wingfield High School

Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

the Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

the Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

Vector kids still working hard

Vector kids still working hard

Coach Thrasher thinks he's funny..

Coach Thrasher thinks he's funny..

Vector kids working hard

Vector kids working hard

Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

Vector kids working hard to get clean up moving

Scrubbing the walls down together

Scrubbing the walls down together

Vector kids working hard

Vector kids working hard

One for all and all for one

One for all and all for one

Scrubbing the walls down together

Scrubbing the walls down together

Scrubbing the walls down. Teamwork

Scrubbing the walls down. Teamwork

No job too small

No job too small

Still Scrubbing the walls

Still Scrubbing the walls

The teamwork bonds us

The teamwork bonds us

Rub a dub dub

Rub a dub dub

Scrubbing the walls down

Scrubbing the walls down

Mats Have arrived YAY

Mats Have arrived YAY

Smiles from one to another

Smiles from one to another

Mentoring through example

Ahem, who are the kids? LOL

Ahem, who are the kids? LOL

Evolution begins with mats

Evolution begins with mats

The evolution conts -

The evolution conts -

Anyone want to donate some paint?

Before you hate on the socks ...

Before you hate on the socks ...

Maurice_and_Laeric._

Maurice_and_Laeric._

Mo is too cold to lose the socks. No heat

evolution conts.

evolution conts.

taking in the results & changes taking place little by little.

Breaking in the new training space!!

Breaking in the new training space!!

BIG THINGS in the works. More lives to change ... YAY

Practicing Takedowns

Practicing Takedowns

Like the champions they are

So with everything you do...

So with everything you do...

We put the space to great use and continue to strive forward

Circle of Truth

Circle of Truth

So with everything you do, we put it to great use and continue to strive forward

Training continues

Training continues

After shots....

After shots....

we couldn't have done it without your support.

After shots.... 2

After shots.... 2

continuing to strive for excellence

continuing to strive for excellence

Everyone is working hard ...

Everyone is working hard ...

Mat practice 1

Mat practice 1

Mat practice 2

Mat practice 2

Mat practice blocks

Mat practice blocks

Hey finally got sponsors poster in and hung in new place.

Hey finally got sponsors poster in and hung in new place.

Part of the perks from our indiegogo campaign. Thank you everyone!

Train a child up in the way that they should go, and in the end they shall not d

Train a child up in the way that they should go, and in the end they shall not d

Vector Reviews via Facebook

Jamal MRswaggtastik Moore — 5 stars - This organization was started with no more than love and the fact that the Thrasher family is totally dedicated to kids in our community. That dedication is now a moving force in our lives. Ever since I joined the Vector Family my life has changed for the better. Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Thrasher For saving me from becoming what I feared most.

Eric Spellman — 5 stars - A top notch program for our youth in the inner cities. Promotes overall well being both mentally and spiritually.

Christine Barringer Eaves — 5 stars - Great people, great program. Passionate about teaching and empowering our youth.


 

Darron Reese -  It truly touches my heart to see what you all at Vector Jiu Jitsu are doing for the youth in your community. I wish Vector BJJ continued success and growth. My hope is to one day fly out to Mississippi and train with you all. Keep up the good work. Much love and support. Oss! D. Reese

Project  "Thank You"

 

Vector has been overwhelmed with the generous gifts and donations, fund drives, time donated, and the overall support that the BJJ community both locally and nationally have shown to Vector in support of our mission and commitment to our Vector youths & young adults.

 

In honor of that we have here, for your viewing enjoyment, a gallery of photos of what your donations do for us and mean ongoing, to our Vector BJJ family.

 

From our hearts and all of us at Vector, we cannot say thank you enough or convey into words the life changes that your donations in a myriad of ways, including hours of assistance in training, your fund drives, the donated gear, and the equipment have all done to send the message to these youths, that they matter.
That their futures are important for them as well as for the next generation of those to come up behind them.
To say to them by word and deed that you dont have to know someone to effect their lives in a positive way.  That when you give just a small piece of yourself to others, for positive change you change a life, a commmunity and the future prospects of everyone you touch.

From all of us here at Vector Jiu Jitsu in Jackson, Mississippi. You ARE  appreciated!     " Thank You! "

Vector Jiu-Jitsu just got added to Amazon.com's Smile program, where 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible items is donated back to them. The next time you shop on Amazon, please go to Amazon first, and choose Vector Jiu-Jitsu as your charity of choice.

Beth and Chris Thrasher & family, Chris and Beth in their Gi's and belts.

This wonderful man, Eric Spellman,  has opened his gym and taught free classes to our Vector kids. He is a long time US soldier, dedicated family-man & wants to fulfill a dream. Beth

 

For us, please help him do that. He's a great guy & special to us!  Go HERE to help out if you can.  50 people X $20 gets him to his dream! Forgo one trip to a fast food joint & hook up a brother
 

"I need to raise traveling funds for my trip to the IBJJF Masters Worlds Tournament in Las Vegas at the end of September." / IBJJF25/26World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipLas VegasCashman Center Las Vegas

Today, July 17, 2015 Joe Langlais sent us a life preserver and shot of super human strength!
 

For those that don't know, Joe is an Army ROTC buddy of mine from college, who served combat tours overseas, is a model police officer in Colorado & I haven't seen him in person in over ten years.

He toiled over this BEAUTIFUL piece, to the right,for almost 60 total hours...all just to let our kids know "I see you."
 

You saw our hearts brother, and showed us yours right back!  Mary Murphy, you're one lucky lady.

God finds a way.