Project Description


Gerard Millman

This is the story of Cayla Young, a survivor of domestic violence. Young left her abusive marriage and has since rebuilt herself and her family by training in mixed martial arts. She remarried to Troy Young in 2013 and they train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu together with their two children. Her love for Troy and her children is shared through this martial art and she believes that training in Jiu-Jitsu has brought her family together. Instead of allowing the violence of others to destroy her life and the life of her children, she trained to be violent to experience a fulfilling life.

I thought for sure my kids would be in foster care, I’d be dead, somebody else would enjoy
these moments. But watching the moments unfold in front of my eyes and me actually being
able to be a part of it, there’s so much joy in that.