[social][/social][einset][/einset]One of our instructors, Cipriano Macabuhay, came up with the idea for the fundraiser. We got busy and planned the event in about two weeks. We were hoping to do a little something for Japan in the middle of such enormous trauma. It was a quick project that turned out to be very successful and fun.
We took pause to reflect on the origins and development of the Jiu-Jitsu arts and our shared history with Japan. Most of all, I think we showed (as many are doing these days) that the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts athletes, schools, and businesses have a lot of interest in and commitment to working toward doing for others. Just about anyone who trains will tell you they feel indebted to their art and it was obvious on April 9th when we all came together and showed the power of that gratitude.
Check out these pictures.(~see bottom of post~)