FT Takeover Moscow Edition

This past weekend Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun stopped by the new Ludus Team Alliance in Moscow which opened 3 months ago. 

Leader and head coach of Ludus Team Alexander Deda de Freitas Faria, is doing a great job in promoting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Russia. Last year he invited Mestre Terere to spend some time with him training in Moscow before he opened his new academy. 

The seminar took place Saturday April 9th and there was just over 20 participants, including a couple of kids. There was a great atmosphere in the academy thanks to everyone that came out to support the cause. 

We received U.S. $200 in donations this time around, making our grand total $1,922 dollars after 4 seminars in Switzerland, England, France, and Russia!

The next seminar will be this weekend in Winterthur, Switzerland at Alberto Ferrer’s academy. 

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IBJJF Brazilian Nationals

6 of the 8 athletes that will be traveling to Sao Paulo
to compete in IBJJF Brasileiros
FT Jiu Jitsu is getting ready to head down to Sao Paulo to compete in Brasileiros for the second year in a row. Last year Professor Fabricio, Nico Ball, Moleza, and Moicano traveled Sao Paulo and stayed with Vanderli “Alemao” Silva, who trained with Terere and Telles at the TT academy. This year we will be returning with 8 sponsored athletes, making this one of the biggest trips that TKP has been able to sponsor for our kids!

Moleza with a friend from Academia Gorila 
who was visiting from Poland. 
Both Moicano and Moleza will be returning to Sao Paulo for the second time but this year they will be accompanied by Caio Marques a 14-year-old yellow belt and Pretinha Santos, one of the few girls to represent FT JiuJitsu on the mats. Although both Caio and Pretinha have been training for a relatively short amount of time, they have both been winning local competitions with ease!

Guillerme one of Fabricio’s students playing in the favela 
before class

Fabricio will be taking 4 students from the kid’s class, including Terere’s two nephews. They are excited about the opportunity to take them with us because they  will be traveling outside of Rio for the first time ever!

Pretinha Santos a 16 year old white belt 
who will also be traveling to Sao Paulo
We are currently looking for donations to fund travel and competition expenses for the FT team.
Donations can be sent via paypal to TerereKidsProject@gmail.com

We have two more weeks to raise US165 to register the rest of the kids for the competition.

Gabriel Areas 16 year old blue belt will also be
traveling to Sao Paulo this year!
Cost per athlete: R440 (US 123)
Transportation: r200 (US 58)
Registeration/ID: r140 (US40)
Food: R100 (US28)
Total cost per event: R3,520 (US980)
So far we have registered:
Fabricio da Silva
Jhonathan “Moicano” Marques
Izabella “Pretinha” Santo
We have to register
Gabriel “Moleza” Barcelar
Caio Marques
Hector Silva
Caue Silva
People still waiting approval to be sponsored
Leo Bandeira
So far we are counting on the support of
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Terere Kids Project in France

For this third Charity Seminar of the “Jiu-jitsu To the Rescue” European Tour; Christophe Chapuis (head coach of Aranha Association Montmélian) invited Thomas Mastwo Oyarzun to help raise funds for the project.

Chris is a black belt under Yann Cabral and has always shown support to the project having already hosted two seminars for Tererê himself. Chris called together people from different academies of the region (Gracie Barra, Icon Jiu-Jitsu, Nova Union, Kimura) and was able to gather just about 30 participants for the cause.

Besides having sold many of Shoyoroll’s special edition TKP T-shirts, we were able to make 550 Euros + 100 Swiss Francs in donations for the project.

 Mastwo’s next seminar will be on the 9th of April at Ludus – Alliance in Moscow with the help of Alexander ‘Deda’ De Freitas Faria.

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European Charity Tour: London Fight Factory

On Monday March 21st Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun held the second seminar in the Jiu Jitsu to the Rescue European Charity Tour!

Mastwo was invited to London Fight Factory by Manxinha Ribeiro, the head coach at LFF. Maxinha is a long time friend who started training with Terere at TT in Sao Paulo.

It was an honor to have Mastwo’s sponsors Shoyoroll offer to produce special limited edition Terere Kids Project T-shirts that will be sold exclusively during the charity tour! Proceeds from the shirts will go to helping fund current competitions, while donations from the tour will be saved til the end.

There was a great turn out with over 30 people in attendance. We collected US728 in donations, more than doubling what was gathered in the first event! Its great to see the BJJ community coming together to support our cause!

We now have a total of US 1,048 in donations
Special thanks to

and everyone else that came out to support the cause! 

The next stop will be this Saturday in Montmélian, France. The charity seminar will be from 2pm to 5pm! I hope to see as many of you there to support the cause.

Thanks again to everyone for the help and don’t forget you can also send your donations online r by booking a seminar!


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European Charity Tour

Thomas Oyarzun, one of Terere’s students from Geneva Switzerland, recently decided to lend a hand to help out the kids from the Cantagalo favela. Instead of training for the 2016 competition season, Oyarzun decided to give back to the Gentle Art offering a series of charity seminars throughout Europe. 
The entrance fee to the seminars is a small donation that will go to supporting the kids here in the Cantagalo Favela in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Keep up to date with his seminar schedule and the donations raised here at TerereKidsProject.com
A group picture from  first seminar of the tour was at Nova Uniao in Lausanne, Switzerland. We received US320 in donations and one kimono! 
Note: all proceeds from seminars will be saved until the completion of the European Charity Seminar at which time they will be release to Terere Kids Project. 

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Pan Kids 2016

Alister, Eduardo Telles, and Moicano

Sponsored athlete Jhonathan Marques aka Moicano recently traveled to San Diego, California to compete in IBJJF Pan Kids.

The trip was the result of a lot of hard work both on and off of the mats. As many Brazilian athletes know, acquiring an American visa is no easy task. After paying US$250 each, both Moicano and his chaperone were denied their visas. Both of them were able to raise the funds to reapply, but unfortunately, Moicano’s sponsor was denied again for the SECOND time despite having correctly completed the paperwork and paid for an agency to help file.

With only a week before the competition, 14 year old Moicano had his visa, but no one to travel with him. At the last minute Alister, a good friend and native of San Diego stepped in and offered travel with Moicano, let him stay with his and his family, and accompany him to the tournament.

So with only a few days till the tournament, Pedro Bessa, A friend of Terere’s that lives in England, purchased plane tickets for both Moicano and Alister to head to the 2016 Pan Kids.

All of his hard work and dedication paid off! Moicano won his first two fights via submission (choke) and then went on to win in the finals via points (2-0) making him the 2016 Pan Kids Champion.

The rest of us from Terere Kids Project were able to stream the fights live in the Cantagalo favela thanks to Flograppling.com!

This will hopefully be the first trip abroad for many of our FT students! Next year we hope to return to Pan Kids with more athletes! 
Moicano and Telles meeting with Jimmy Johnson owner of our FT affiliate in England. 
Longboarding in San Diego to relax before competing on Sunday.
We’d like to thank everyone that sent support to Terere Kids Project in order to make this dream come true. 

We’d also like to thank our Sponsors:

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New News and New Sponsorship!

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.
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

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