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The Midwest Center for Movement is proud to be affiliated with the organizations below and welcomes any support, questions and any organizations we should be aware of to make our world a better one. 


St. Croix valley grappling games

In 2007, the Midwest Center for Movement started the St. Croix Valley Grappling Games- the premiere Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling tournament in the Upper Midwest. We are honored to put on such an amazing tournament twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, with a large portion of our proceeds going to local community organizations and charities. 

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operation help

The Midwest Center for Movement supports Operation Help of St. Croix County and enjoys sponsoring families at the holidays- we are fortunate to be able to share with our community.

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We Defy foundation

The Midwest Center for Movement is proud to be a We Defy approved training facility.  We Defy exists to improve the lives of mentally and physically disabled combat veterans through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. We Defy and the Midwest Center for Movement work to provide combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD a long term means to overcome their challenges.

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Mission 22

Chief Instructor, Michael Ellefson is proud to be an ambassador for Mission 22. According to a VA study each day over 20 veterans take their own lives. But together we can win the war against veteran suicide. Join Mission 22 to let our vets know that they have an army behind them. Your donation dollars assist us in getting veterans treatment when they need it the most,         Right now.   

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