Gi Drive for Atos PE

Here is a video of the Gi donation from our students in the US to the students at Atos Pernambuco in Brazil.

The month leading up to this seminar Team Passos students in the U.S .donated gis to surprise our bothers and sisters in Northeast Brazil. Our students donated a total of 62 gis, two belts, and two pairs of shoes. These were received with gratitude and tears. Thank you so everyone who participated in blessing some very special people.

And a huge shout out to our sponsor ONDA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for donating several of their Recife Limited Edition kimonos. It’s amazing to see the love circle back around to the city that inspired this line.


Gi Drive For Brazil

Gi Drive For Brazil

Make a difference in people’s lives this summer by putting your old gis to good use. Donate your gis to our BJJ brothers & sisters in Recife, Brazil this summer. If you have any lying around, feel free to drop them off at the gym before June 24th.

Drop off at Team Passos HQ by June 24th and they will be hand-delivered to some special people by the first week of July.

This will be a huge blessing to a lot of people. Thanks to our sponsor ONDA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for their generosity!

Training with Atos PE in Brazil

Training with Atos PE in Brazil

We are back in Brazil training with Atos Pernambuco and our partners with the Arte Suave social project. Professor Tony taught a seminar over the weekend and we enjoyed training during the week.  Check out the photo album of our training session here. It is always great to be with such an amazing group of people.

[Portuguese] Dia maravilhoso aqui no Atos PE. Sempre muito bom está ao lado de pessoas especiais. Muito motivado para o seminário no próximo sábado.



Impacting Lives Beyond The Mat

Here is the video we shared during our belt promotion. As part of the 2017 team vision, we will be partnering with our teammates of Atos Pernambuco to use Jiu Jitsu as an instrument to impact people’s lives beyond the mat. This video was an impromptu interview with Luiz Felipe during Professor Tony’s seminar last month. Here is describes the work he and his project is doing just outside of the city of Recife, and near where Professor Tony grew up.

Luis Felipe is committed to working with disadvantaged youth by providing locally and finaincially accessible Jiu Jitsu classes. We had the pleasure of meeting several of the kids and preteens in his program. Some of the most beautiful people you will ever meet, and also hungry to simply be given the opportunity to succeed…


Video: Jiu Jitsu is an Art

Jiu Jitsu is a sport and an art. We each express this art in different forms but the methodology is the same.

[Port.] Jiu Jitsu é um esporte e uma arte. Cada um se expressa esta arte em a forma diferente.

Video filmed during one of Professor Tony’s seminars at Atos Pernambuco in Brazil.

Atos Pernambuco Seminar Highlights

We are in Brazil this week running a coaches training event, a workshop and seminar with Atos Pernambuco in Professor Tony’s hometown of Recife. Below is a highlight video of the seminar. Also checkout the photo album of the workshop and seminar. We’re excited for this new beginning of Atos Pernambuco and are looking forward to returning soon. It’s a special thing to have a BJJ family all over the world!

[Portuguese] O seminario de Professor Tony Passos na Atos Pernambuco. Todos muito focados em aprender a arte do jiu-jitsu. Estamos muito felizes com este novo momento de Atos Pernambuco. Nós temos uma família incrível espalhada por todo o mundo. Não veijo a hora para voltar em breve!