New Helio Gracie Foundation to spread Jiu-Jitsu through public school programs

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Royler Gracie and his father Helio Gracie. Photo: Helio Gracie Foundation/HGF


A new philanthropist venture has bloomed in the Jiu-Jitsu community called the Helio Gracie Foundation which serves to help spread the gentle art through programs for kids and teens. President of the foundation and co-founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Royler Gracie has put together a way for youngsters to gain the wonderful benefits for body and mind.

From the founders, “The Helio Gracie Foundation began with the simple idea that Jiu-Jitsu’s life-changing power should be within reach of every individual motivated to pursue it, regardless of his or her financial or social situation.” Programs are aimed towards kids and teens through public schools where Jiu-Jitsu can influence and strengthen the community.

The foundation is currently partnering with GMA member Eduardo Rocha of Rocha Jiu-Jitsu, a Gracie Humaita academy in San Francisco, CA who also serves as executive director.

For more information and how to support and/or donate to the cause visit

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