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Their capital, Luanda, is home to a small number of BJJ athletes, but a surprisingly large number of highly organized events. All of it is thanks to a man named King Lobão. He’s made some major moves in the BJJ industry, that over unnoticed by the majority of the BJJ community.
Igo and Felipe, young activists and athletes from the Diamante Bruto Project, were victims of an illegal arrest last weekend. Memeber of the community and the Diamante Bruto Social Project ban together to demand their freedom!
Manny Ray Gonzales has become quite the case study of what racism in jiu-jitsu looks like. The situation started after losing a 12-year-old competitor, who felt that it was time to move on to a new gym with new challenges. This is a painful part of the natural lifecycle of an athlete and a coach, and Manny did not adjust well.
Mario Stefan is a black belt in Angolan jiu-jitsu tradicional, a special form of the Arte Suave that takes its name due to the use of “traditional” standing attacks and the incorporation of weapons. Otherwise, it’s far from what any of us would consider traditional in the normal sense.
Clique aqui para o português Dom Hoskins, a black belt from Alliance, owns his own academy, works with a local
In Rio’s peripheral communities, social projects have shown an increasing impact on reducing recidivism rates by providing alternative options to people who need it the most.Terere Kids Project instructor Alexandre Ribeiro, known as Buda, is a perfect example of how social projects can provide successful transition programs for convicted felons.
In 2018, Gabriele Paone could often be spotted rolling through the favela with Alexandre “Buda” Ribeiro and the rest of the crew from Terere Kids Project. TKP is a small project, but thanks to its namesake, 5x World Champion Fernando Terere, it has a huge international presence. If you search social projects and/or jiu-jitsu, you’re likely to stumble onto the small project located at the base of the Cantagalo favela in Ipanema.
Mario de Deus from the TMD House social project in the City of God hosted yet another Desafiowarriostmd event on