Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Max gimenis moves to the east coast

As jiu-jitsu continues to grow on the East Coast, many big names are starting to make their way over to the area. Recently I interviewed Max Gimenis from GFTeam who has relocated from Ohio to take a coaching position at an academy in Maryland.

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Thalys pontes: no sad stories

We got a chance to sit down and talk to Thalys in New York at the 2018 NoGi Pans. Check out the full interview on your YouTube Channel. Thalys Pontes: Part 1 Part 2 Thalys talks about how he got started in jiu-jitsu, what it was like living at the Cicero Costha…

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Favela Jiu Jitsu Featured on BJJ heroes

Nicole Ball, known by the jiu-jitsu community as Nico Ball is a unique figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she found her interest for grappling in Virginia, a path that ultimately led her 1000s of miles away from home, to Brazil, where she helped transform the lives of many children, at the famous Terere Kids Project (TKP).

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3x World Champion Jhonathan Marques Visits D.C. and NY

Jhonathan Marques is a purple belt under Fernando Terere who recently traveled to the United States to compete in the 2019 Worlds. During his trip, he visited Washington D.C. and New York where he got the opportunity to train at Team Lloyd Irvin in Camp Springs, MD and to teach…

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City of God Takes Gold Everywhere They Go

It’s been a hectic weekend for athletes from the City of God Favela who have been busy working to shatter any and all negative stereotypes in respect to growing up and living in one of Rio’s most notorious favelas. Gabi Pessanha, a brown belt from Infight team/ TMD house…

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