European Charity Tour Returns to France

The latest seminars in the European Charity tour were held May 14th and 15th in Saint-Etinne and La Grand-Croix, France. The events were organized by BJJ and Judo black betl Yvan Petiot. 
There were little attendance with just about 13 participants for the whole weekend but Yvan managed to gather US$ 1,118 of donations which is the biggest donation we have had since the beginning of the tour. 
A big thanks goes out to Yvan and his team for the generous contribution and for making the weekend a great experience worth remembering. 

Our next Stop is back again in Switzerland but this time in Bern, the country's capital on Thursday, May 19th at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. 


FT Take Over Continues

European Charity Tour!
The latest seminar in the Jiu Jitsu to the rescue charity tour took place this past Monday at NEW LEGACY in Aarau, Switzerland.
There were approximately 23 participants coming from different academies in the region to join and support the cause, including Brazilian black belt Icaro Marques who was visiting from Australia with  one of his student! 
New Legacy is owned by Marius Maximus, a brown belt with a huge heart and an amazing group of students at his academy! Together with Thomas "Mastwo" Oyarzun, they were able to gather US $822 in donations to support the kids here in the Cangatalo favela.  Our current total is now 3,159 dollars!
We still have 5 more seminars up and coming. The next one will be organized by Yvan Petiot for the whole weekend in France in St 'Etienne on Saturday and La Grand-Croix on Sunday
SJJSAF Brasil Open
Photo by Josue Wong Baez
We just finished registrations for another big tournament that will take place on May 14th! Its amazing to see how the international BJJ community supports and encourages fellow practitioners!. Donations were received from Australia, US, England, and Poland which will allow us to send 26 athletes to compete in the SJJSAF Brasil open next Saturday. 
Thanks to donations sent by you we were able to sponsor EVERY SINGLE kid that has been training consistently, making this one of the biggest events that we have participated in all year! 
Terere Kids Project is a non profit that runs entirely off of private donations. Money sent to the project helps fund tournaments, pay for our snack program, and helps keep the academy clean for our little ones! Without the love and support of the BJJ community we would not be able to help support so many kids here in the Cantagalo favela so we want to take the time to send a special thanks to everyone that has helped contribute to the FT takeover!


Brazilian Nationals and Brasil Open

One down one to go. We are curently looking to raise US 113 by the end of the day today!!
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Our good friend Bigode, Professor Fabricio, Fabyolla,
and Pretinha at Brazilian Nationals 

Brazilian Nationals took place April 27th- May 1st in Sao Paulo. Initially we set out to sponsor 9 athletes to travel to Sao Paulo to compete, but this year the tournament reached capacity before we were able to get the donations to register everyone. 


In the end Professor Fabricio, Jhonathan “Moicano” Marques, and Izabella “Pretinha” Santos were able to make the deadline! Moicano brought home gold for the second year in the row after 3 tough fights and Pretinha came in 3rd place. She has been doing exceptionally well in all her competitions despite the fact that she has only been training for 6 months. 


Alister Shirazi a good friend and volunteer at the project was also able to make it down to Sao Paulo with us. He won his first fight and fell short by an advantage in his second. 

Photo by Josue Wong Baez

A special thanks to Fabyolla Pinheira who also accompanied the team down to for moral support even though she was unable to complete her registration on time! Faby is a purple belt that recently joined the FT from Bahia! We are excited to have here with us to help support girls BJJ in the Cantagalo community!

We have one more competition coming up next weekend.

SJJSAF Brasil Open

May 14th 2016 
Will take place on May 14th in the Grajau Country club. SJJSAF is an international federation that has been trying to help make Jiu Jitsu more accessible to by offering special discounts for social projects and special fights for athletes from the handicapped division. 

Photo by Josue Wong Baez

This month we will be sponsoring 16 athletes from the kids class. Everyone has been working so hard we decided to make the effort to sponsor ALL the kids that have been showing up consistently.

The total cost of the tournament will be US $240 total.

We currently have US $96 that we had left over from Brazilian Nationals and from some patches that were bought up by Fernando Reals from Bronx BJJ

Terere Kids Project is funded entirely on donations sent from the international Jiu Jitsu community. Without your love and support we wouldn’t be able to help so many kids here in the Cantagalo community.

We just need US $113 to complete the registrations.

Donations can be made via PayPal at