From the FT academy to Sao Paulo!
Terere Kids Project for Life
Terere Kids Project was able to send 5 athletes to compete in IBJJF Brazilian Nationals in Sao Paulo.
The project was able to help with transportation and registration fees. To cut cost the kids always stay with Terere's friends where they can cook their own food and find a gym to train in before competing.
Caio Marques and Gabriel 'moleza" Bacelar competed on Saturday the 22nd with Professor Fabricio Silva there to coach them. They didn’t make it to the podium but they had a great time traveling and watching the other competitors. Brazilian Nationals is one of the biggest tournaments of the year as well as one of the only IBJJF tournaments that allows kids to participate.
Last year registrations closed early and neither Caio or Moleza were able to register in time. This year around everyone made sure to get their payments in before the deadline.
The day before the tournament Moleza was almost pulled because he wasn't going to make weight. But professor Fabricio handled that!
Fabyolla Pinheiro and Walter Lopes two of our assistant instructors at the project also competed in Sao Paulo the following weekend.
Thank you to everyone that helped make this possible by donating to the project or purchasing a Favela Jiu Jitsu t-shirt!