Terere Kids Project is happy to announce a new partnership with Academia Gorila from Poland. Academia Gorila has agreed to monthly donations to help support Gabriel Barcelar and Caue da Silva. In addition to making sure that these two are cover on a monthly basis, they have also committed to trying to raise additional funds amongst their clients! Its through this type of support from the international BJJ community that Terere Kids Project has been able to thrive, creating more and more opportunities to the athletes from the Cantagalo Favela.
Academia Gorila is joining our team alongside I Aint NoSaint Tattoo Studios, Deus Fight Co, Fightland Vice, Brawl All Day Long, BJJHacks, and the Welsh Kids BJJ League.
It is thanks to them and some friends from Bronx Jiu Jitsuthat we are able to end the year in bang! In the last couple of months we have managed to:
Moicano, Professor Fabricio, and Gabriel Peixoto
1. Sponsor Jhonathan Marques (Moicano) to get his Passport and Visa. Thanks to Artur Cantu from California, Jhonathan will be spending up to a month in states and competing in PanKids!
2. Sponsor Professor Julio Nogueira’s visa so that he can accompany Moicano as a Chaperone.
Gabriel Peixoto in Sao Paulo at his first IBJJF competition
3. Send Gabriel Peixoto alongside Professor Birrinho to compete in IBJJF Sulamericanos in Sao Paulo.
4. Register Professor Birrinho in IBJJF BJJ Pro, IBJJF Sulamerican, and and UAE Grand Slam (IBJJF and UAE are synonymous with EXPENSIVE, we have never been able to sponsor athletes for these major comps!)
And lastly in the next couple of days we will be
5. Registering a team of 20 athletes to end the year competing in Copa America December 12th