Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Andris Brunovskis at Highstyle Jiu-Jitsu Club

Due to the pandemic and politics, Highstyle jiu jitsu went underground. In March they decided to adopt a private club model with a cap of 8 “homies” that they allow into the gym for training sessions two times per day in their 420-friendly club located in Washington, D.C.

Read More »
Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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

Read More »
Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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.

Read More »
Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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…

Read More »
Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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.”

Read More »
Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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…

Read More »