For this third Charity Seminar of the “Jiu-jitsu To the Rescue” European Tour; Christophe Chapuis (head coach of Aranha Association Montmélian) invited Thomas Mastwo Oyarzun to help raise funds for the project.
Chris is a black belt under Yann Cabral and has always shown support to the project having already hosted two seminars for Tererê himself. Chris called together people from different academies of the region (Gracie Barra, Icon Jiu-Jitsu, Nova Union, Kimura) and was able to gather just about 30 participants for the cause.
Besides having sold many of Shoyoroll’s special edition TKP T-shirts, we were able to make 550 Euros + 100 Swiss Francs in donations for the project.
Mastwo’s next seminar will be on the 9th of April at Ludus – Alliance in Moscow with the help of Alexander ‘Deda’ De Freitas Faria.
On Monday March 21st Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun held the second seminar in the Jiu Jitsu to the Rescue European Charity Tour!
It was an honor to have Mastwo’s sponsors Shoyoroll offer to produce special limited edition Terere Kids Project T-shirts that will be sold exclusively during the charity tour! Proceeds from the shirts will go to helping fund current competitions, while donations from the tour will be saved til the end.
There was a great turn out with over 30 people in attendance. We collected US728 in donations, more than doubling what was gathered in the first event! Its great to see the BJJ community coming together to support our cause!
The next stop will be this Saturday in Montmélian, France. The charity seminar will be from 2pm to 5pm! I hope to see as many of you there to support the cause.
Thanks again to everyone for the help and don’t forget you can also send your donations online r by booking a seminar!
Sponsored athlete Jhonathan Marques aka Moicano recently traveled to San Diego, California to compete in IBJJF Pan Kids.
The trip was the result of a lot of hard work both on and off of the mats. As many Brazilian athletes know, acquiring an American visa is no easy task. After paying US$250 each, both Moicano and his chaperone were denied their visas. Both of them were able to raise the funds to reapply, but unfortunately, Moicano’s sponsor was denied again for the SECOND time despite having correctly completed the paperwork and paid for an agency to help file.
With only a week before the competition, 14 year old Moicano had his visa, but no one to travel with him. At the last minute Alister, a good friend and native of San Diego stepped in and offered travel with Moicano, let him stay with his and his family, and accompany him to the tournament.
So with only a few days till the tournament, Pedro Bessa, A friend of Terere’s that lives in England, purchased plane tickets for both Moicano and Alister to head to the 2016 Pan Kids.
The rest of us from Terere Kids Project were able to stream the fights live in the Cantagalo favela thanks to Flograppling.com!
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!