Why did we start REORG?
When service personnel transition out of the military they leave behind a life of structure, purpose and camaraderie. For many former service personnel this can be a very difficult time, especially if they are also suffering the after-effects of physical and psychological trauma, which is the case for all too many of them.
This is where REORG comes in. Royal Marine's C/Sgt Sam Sheriff started REORG to give drive and purpose to people that suffer this struggle. We help them overcome their challenges through learning a new, difficult and incredible rewarded martial art. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the fastest growing martial art in the world.
It was mastered as a fighting art in Brazil by the legendary Gracie family and has spread throughout the globe due to its effectiveness in combat sports. It's rise was exponential with the creation of the UFC.
BJJ is never easy - if you have never grappled before, jiu-jitsu is a baptism of fire. At first it can be frustrating, particularly for people who consider themselves fully combat-trained, to start a discipline where they get humbled in every training session by people half their size.
Progression in BJJ
Humbling, challenging, rewarding.
But this level of difficulty is not something to be shied away from, it is part of what makes BJJ so rewarding. For people used to facing hardship with their brothers and sisters in arms, taking the battle to the jiu-jitsu mats gives them the tough goals that they relished in the military. But it is also a great leveller, because whether you are a soldier, an athlete, or an accountant, everyone starts of as a white belt on a lifetime journey that is very tough, but incredibly rewarding.
We are growing fast
REORG is a registered charity based in England. CEO and Founder Sam Sheriff, (along with Trustees Mark Ormrod, Tom Hardy and Trent Scanlen) are embarking on an ambitious plan to help thousands of our family throughout the world.
Sam is encouraging more people to find out more, no matter what their BJJ experience. If you have never tried jiu-jitsu before, or if you have your own club but would like to get involved with the work REORG is doing to bring this brilliant martial art to as many people as we can, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.