Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Favela Jiu Jitsu News

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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Brazil’s gangs fight covid-19

Brazil’s gangs were quick to implement lockdown procedures and start distributing hand sanitizer in an effort to protect residents from the spread of the virus.

This mini-doc from Redfish Steaming highlights the extent to which gang members from Rio’s favelas are trying to protect their communities from the Coronavirus.

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Street art and arte sauve in são paulo

“The real revolution, evolution and change in the favelas comes through education, culture, and sport. Those who live in the periphery do not have and have never had a quality education, we do not learn about our true history, we do not learn about our ancestors, very few places in…

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My mind map with tim spriggs

During Quarantine, virtual training has become the new normal, but what exactly is that supposed to look like? I’ve never been one to study a lot of matches unless someone points me to a specific match or technique that I should focus on but finding that someone isn’t always that…

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Bjj scouts interview on fernando terere

This is the re-release of an article written by ANDREW MORRIS (aka MOZ) for the Original Terere Kids Project blog while he was living and training in the Cantagalo favela with Fernando Terere. Since appearing in 2013 with the study of Leandro Lo, the anonymous, BJJ Scout has revolutionized the…

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Diamonds in the rough

On Saturday, with the help of other community organizations like Instituto Acao Geral and CUFA, they were able to deliver supplies to over 150 families.

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No time to chill for quarantine

Marcar 10 is slang for “chill for a minute”. Example: Vou marcar 10 aqui antes de chegar em casa. I”m going to chill here for a minute before going home. For the majority of the 3 years I spent living in the favela, that’s all I thought that Guilherme ever did….

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Rico staton’s new hustle

TLI purple belt Rico Staton has been using his time off the mats to make moves in some other departments. As you may have already seen on Instagram, Staton is working on designing and launching his own clothing brand called “ASTROLOGI”. The brand is a representation of Staton’s, “Out of…

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Terere talks favela jiu jitsu

5x World champion Fernando Terere had a style like no one had seen before. Some people say it was the beginning of what is now known as “modern jiu-jitsu”, but we call it FAVELA.

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