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Path of a Jiu Jitsu Prodigy: 'Moicano' Makes It to California

Checking in with the now 15-year-old IBJJF Kids champion, Jhonatahan Marques, of the Terere Kids Project in Brazil.
Nico Ball
10.31.16
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Broken English

The students of The Terere Kids Project learn English in the most recent dispatch from Brazil.
Nico Ball
5.23.16
south america

How to Drink Yerba Mate in South America

For some South Americans, a well-prepared mate will replace a morning coffee just as well as a 5 o’clock tea. The best part? It’s naturally caffeinated leaves give drinkers stimulation in the form of a balanced sense of focus and alertness that lasts...
Carla McKirdy
2.7.16
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Ninety-Degree New Year

The Terere Kids Project ends the year preparing to send its first sponsored athlete abroad to compete in IBJJF Pan Kids in California.
Nico Ball
1.13.16
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: The Last Man Standing

One of the best black belts from the slums of Cantagalo, Alan de Nascimento, more affectionately known as Finfou, stops by the Terere Kids Project.
Nico Ball
12.7.15
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Pass and Destroy

Meet Jhonathan Marques, more affectionately known as Moicano (Mohawk), a 14-year-old who has been terrorizing the mats of the Terere Kids Project with his Berimbolo game.
Nico Ball
10.29.15
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Street Economics

Read teacher-turned-fighter Nico Ball's latest update from The Tererê Kids Project, a nonprofit for children living in poverty in the favela of Morro do Contagalo.
Nico Ball
9.16.15