Veteran competitors Larah Bandeira from Terere Kids Project and Ashley Ribeiro from Project Stone put on amazing performances at the 2021 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals. These young ladies dominated in their respective weight divisions, claiming titles that will help them raise in the international rankings.
Both athletes demonstrated a real show of techniques and ease while navigating complicated situations where any advantage changed the rhythm of the fights.
And it’s just the beginning, there’s still purple, brown and black belts divisions before we close.
Project Stone: A Females Perspective on Sports
Ashely Ribeiro trains at Project Stone alongside her sister and fellow competitor Aghata Ribeiro. The project, located in the Dende community, was founded and is run by Leninha Capucho. On top of being a mentor for a project fills that mats each nights with classes dominated by fierce young ladies, she is also the founder of Stone Sports Fightwear.
Her victory is a true inspiration for everyone in the project, especially after overcoming the never ending difficulties imposed by COVID.
Terere Kids Project: United We Stand
Lara Bandeira is a blue belt under Fernando Terere. On a daily basis she descends from the Babilonia community in Leme to train at Terere Kids Project. Like Ashley, Lara also has a sibling that trains with her at the project.
The ladies from Projeto Stone and Terere Kids are known to get together and train, which means they have double the support when they’re at competition.
Mat-side at both ladies matches you could find Terere Kids Project instructors Fabricio Silva and Alexandre “Buda” Ribeiro.