“O Globo” newspaper features Kyra’s social project, packed until 2012

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Kyra calm and collect at 2009 Worlds / Photo John Lamonica

Showing signs it’s not limiting itself to MMA, Brazil’s “O Globo” newspaper today featured an article on Kyra Gracie and Jiu-Jitsu.

The piece, complete with a lengthy text and a number of photos, addresses Kyra’s world titles, reminds us she is the family’s only female black belt so far, and describes her goodwill project, Instituto Kapacidade.

“At Kapacidade Kyra, with the help of Professors Aldir Carvalho and Leonardo de Souza, teaches the sport to children and teenagers between the ages of 4 and 17 living in needy areas. Judo is the other style taught at the NGO, where there’s a waiting list to join. New students will only be able to participate starting in 2012,” says the article.

“The project is actually worth more to me than my medals. To come here and be given a hug, affection, to see the parents happier because their kids improved in school; that is priceless,” says “aunty” Kyra, who is getting ready to part ways with her nephews and nieces for a few days in September, to compete in England at ADCC 2011.

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