The lastest seminar in the Jiu Jitsu to the Rescue Charity tour took place this past weekend in Winterthur, Switerzland.
It was a nice little group with hosted by Alberto Ferrer, a friend of Terere’s, who had invited Terere to visit the academy a year ago. Ferrer is a great person and was more than happy to lend a hand to help out the project. Despite the small amount of participants (just about 10 people) donations totaled US $415 proving that a small group of people can really make a big impact
It was also nice to see the presence of Severin Zemp, a purple belt who spent some time in Brazil training at the academy. Before leaving Zemp donated 3 kimonos to the project so you can often see kids running around in his BJJ Lab patches!.
He made sure to show his support by showing up tot he seminar wearing his FT patches that he got while training here in Brazil!
Our next stop will be at New Legacy Martial Arts Gym in Aarau, Switzerlandon 5th of May followed by a weekend in France at St-Etienne and La Grand-Croix on 7th and 8th of May.
IBJJF Brazilian Nationals
It was originally planned for 10 athletes from the FT academy to travel to Sao Paulo to compete in the IBJJF Brazilian Nationals on April 27th- May 1st. Nationals is one of the biggest tournaments held in Brazil and for our kids, its one of the only internationally ranked competitions that has a kids division.
Unfortunately the competition reached capacity leaving the majority of the team without a slot! Professor Fabricio Silva, Jhonathan Marques, Pretinha Santos, Nico Ball, and Alister Shirazi will all travel to Sao Paulo to compete. Sponsored athlete Gabriel Bacellar and professor Julio Nogueira will also take the trip later in the week to help cheer on their teammates.
Thanks to donations sent from the U.S. we were able to sponsor the transportation, food, lodging, and registration for the the kids and professors.
We appreciate all of the love and support sent to the Terere Kids Project!
Our next mission for the little ones will be SJJSAF Brazil Open that will take place on May 14th. Since we were not able to put all of the athletes into Brazilian Nationals we will be registering the ENTIRE kids class (as long as they are training that is!)
The estimated expense will be r700/ US $193/ E171.
You can help us reach our goal by donating via PayPal
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