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Cancer Sucks: I Decided to Fight

Can you imagine trying to raffle of perfume or a signed soccer jersey so you could save your child’s life?

I Couldn’t…

Kaique has cancer, and his sister had tagged Favela Jiu Jitsu in a post.

They were raffling a jersey to help his family raise money for his treatment and, possibly, for a car to get him safely to and from the hospital

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Clandestine training in angola

Gyms in Luanda are still closed and meetings of large groups are banned in public areas, the athletes are being careful to stay out in open spaces and avoid police who have been roughing up residents for not wearing masks.

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu in africa

As everyone knows that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, known worldwide as the gentle art, has expanded in almost every country in the world and, in particular, in African countries. Consequently, we have seen African athletes in international championships such as: European and Worlds championships, both by the IBJJF (International Federation of…

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My name is buda and I am a fighter

Training after training, he first introduced me to the community and then opened to me his life which, as we’ve seen, was very tormented. A difficult childhood, the entry into Jiu-Jitsu, the victories, the mourning for the death of the mother, and the beginning of the whirlwind of crime. And that’s where we left him.

“I was arrested for the first time in 2009.”

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Hunger from angola

GF team coach and competitor Mario Stefan has been occupying his time during quarantine catching up on some writing. His piece hunger captures the essence of the new My Brothers Keeper collection that will have some new pieces dropping later this month. Hunger I start to think about what’s…

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My brothers keeper: coming soon

On May 7th, 2020, we decided to drop the new FT “My Brothers Keeper” hoodie. Despite the fact that we’re facing a global pandemic. It was risky and we weren’t sure of the response, but since March, social projects in Rio have been shut down and the volunteer instructors…

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Unity is power

It has been 4 months since COVID-19 shut down Brazi’s economy sending its most vulnerable residence into a prolonged period of financial uncertainty. In São Paulo local social projects have been teaming up and combining their resources in order to help more members of the community. Read more to find out how you can help.

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