We want to sponsor 100 underprivileged kids, from 10 different social projects, to compete at the 2018 IBJJF/CBJJ South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 21st and you can help them to experience this.
Help us raise around $4500 that will be enough to pay for their registration and their CBJJ ID’s. You can donate until June 16th 2018. Anything over our financial goal will be used towards future projects.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
BLACK BELTS Marcio Andre and Bia Mesquita have donated their Gis used at the 2018 IBJJF Worlds Championship. They are available for sale at the links below:
Marcio’s A1 CTRL Gi: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113043110992
Bia’s F3 ATAMA Gi: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113043115998
All proceeds from these Gi sales will be used for our goal.
Marcio André is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Fábio Andrade who is regarded as one of the top athletes of his generation in the sport.
A great story of success through jiu jitsu, Marcio André almost succumbed to the grooming of criminality, but managed to overcome this through Andrade and his work with underprivileged kids. Today André is the prime representative of the Família Bangu Jiu Jitsu, a small and humble affiliate academy of the Nova Uniao team that has brought to Jiu Jitsu a sizeable number of top of the line competitors during the 2010 decade.
Beatriz Mesquita, also known as Bia Mesquita, is an exciting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leticia Ribeiro. Being pointed as the next big thing in women’s Jiu Jitsu when she was still a teenager, Beatriz Mesquita has cemented her status as one of the greatest grapplers of her generation by achieved numerous BJJ titles such as the World Nogi Championship and the Pan American title before even reaching her black belt status. Mesquita has also competed successfully in Wrestling and Judo as well as swimming.
About Live Jiu Jitsu:
Live Jiu-Jitsu (501 (c) (3) aims to inspire positive change in the lives of impoverished communities through the study and implementation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through the use of this “gentle art,” we support Social Projects in Brazil and the United States through financial support and donations, we create hope, ultimately creating champions not only in competition, but champions in life, and YOU can be help this process.
Live Jiu Jitsu Goal:
We wish to minimize the barriers that hinder children and young adults from beginning their life long journey of Jiu-Jitsu. This is accomplished by providing support to both individuals and organizations so that they may prosper.
A majority of our contributions come from the private donations of Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and our merchandise sales. 100% of the profit from Live Jiu-Jitsu and The BJJ Mental Coach® Patches & T-Shirts’ go to our organization. Professional athletes like Jose Aldo (Former UFC featherweight Champion), Marcio Andre (BJJ World Champion), and now Beatriz Mesquita have donated their MMA & BJJ memorabilia to sell on eBay’s Giving Works, helping Live Jiu-Jitsu to buy new gi’s, new mats and to pay for registration fees of these underprivileged athletes.
Why sponsor tournament registration fees?
If you have competed before in any sport you understand how competition is an amazing personal development tool, and is not different in jiu-jitsu. These kids and young athletes get to learn how to deal with wins and losses, how to handle their emotions in under pressured situations, and the experience of visiting new cities, states and even countries is priceless! The experience can open their eyes to different realities and the World is a lot bigger than the reality that they live in, which inspires them to want more in life.
Live Jiu-Jitsu sponsored around 30 athletes from four different projects to compete at the 2018 IBJJF/CBJJ Brazilian Nationals on April 28th & 29th. Now our next challenge is to sponsor 100 kids, from 10 different social projects, to compete at the 2018 IBJJF/CBJJ South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 21st and you can help them to experience this event. http://cbjj.com.br/campeonatos/sul-americano-de-jiu-jitsu-criancas/
You can help us to raise around $4500 that will be enough to pay for their registration and the CBJJ ID’s. You can donate until June 16th 2018. Anything over our financial goal will be used towards future projects.
BECOME A LIVE JIU-JITSU SUPPORTER!
100% of the proceeds will go to supporting the non profit Live Jiu-Jitsu programs that have been so successful helping students in Brazil and the US.