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Mendes bros help AOJ kids make last preparations for IBJJF Pan Kids

Kids training at AOJ. Photo: Nick the Tooth
Kids training at AOJ. Photo: Nick the Tooth

The kids from GMA Art of Jiu-Jitsu in Costa Mesa, CA are heading to the Long Beach Walter Pyramid this weekend with an army of 95 to compete in the 2015 IBJJF Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Led by Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, they are the largest team on the athlete list by far.

Set in their white haven, the kids train in classes that run nearly all times of the day. All different ages and belt levels train to prepare themselves for the competition ahead.

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The Mendes brothers are excited for their kids to take on the challenges at the Pan: “The kids are training really hard and we believe that we will have a good performance. It’s been three years since we opened AOJ and some of these kids have been training with us since the beginning. They are like little Mendes brothers! Can’t wait to watch them perform on Sunday!”

Check out a quick photo album by Nick the Tooth that captures their dedicated students:

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