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.
Favela Jiu Jitsu: Broken English
The students of The Terere Kids Project learn English in the most recent dispatch from Brazil.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.