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Projects & Parole Reform: Alexandre Ribeiro Lays the BluePrint

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.

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Terere Kids Project: From the Favela to Oxford

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.

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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.

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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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