Kyra auctions off winning ADCC outfit

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Kyra in final against Michelle Nicolini, in Nottingham / Photo: Daren Bartlett

Five-time Jiu-Jitsu world champion Kyra Gracie will putting the outfit she wore in winning her third ADCC title, last September, up for auction. Besides being a good opportunity to own articles of clothing from one of the best female fighters in the world, acquiring the items will also benefit children in need. All the proceeds from the sale will go to Instituto Kapacidade, an outreach project in Rio de Janeiro for teaching underprivileged youths Jiu-Jitsu.

Besides the rash guard and pants Kyra wore in the ADCC final, the kit on auction will also come with a DVD documenting the athlete’s career. With exclusive images, the documentary “Kyra Gracie World Experience” features some of the most significant matches in her career, as well as behind-the-scenes shots of her preparing to compete and testimonials from big names from Jiu-Jitsu’s first family, like Renzo, Roger, Rilion and Gregor.

The acution will last until Friday, December 23, on the Ebay website. To participate and put in your bid, just click here.

About Instituto Kapacidade

In 2007, Kyra Gracie, her uncle Ryan and other family members visited Família Santa Clara for a social benefit effort. It was on that trip that Kyra came up with the idea of teaching the children residing in the area. The very next year, after Kyra returned to Brazil and her uncle died, the five-time world champ decided it was time to turn her dream into reality and share everything the sport has provided her. Her wishes coincided with those of her friend Bruno Neves, a businessman who was always involved in outreach programs. Neves was already familiar with Familia Santa Clara and was determined to launch a project to effectively help the families.

Thus, in 2010, Instituto Kapacidade was born. The NGO is a means for teaching the gentle art as a tool for social inclusion. At first there were only 30 students in the program, and today 150 children are attended to. Through the sport, underprivileged youths benefit from efforts for educating, capacity building and bolstering self-esteem. Beyond producing champions of the sport, Kyra and Bruno aim to produce champions in life.

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