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ROTC cadet shines in martial arts competitions

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Cody Schwalm, a third year cadet in Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program, is known around the country for his martial art skills. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo instructor at Clarksville Budo, and he has won national titles in the “North American Grappling Association” (Naga), The Georgia Open and The 2011 Junior Olympics. Schwalm has also earned several state titles in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and across the East Coast.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Cody Schwalm, a third year cadet in Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program, is known around the country for his martial art skills. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo instructor at Clarksville Budo, and he has won national titles in the “North American Grappling Association” (Naga), The Georgia Open and The 2011 Junior Olympics. Schwalm has also earned several state titles in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and across the East Coast.

“It has helped me to learn to accept failure,” he said. “I have literally trained for thousands of hours, and even then, I still lose. I no longer see failure as a negative thing, rather a learning experience. This will help to build me in my future career, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”

Schwalm plans to continue competing long into his army career.