Santa Fe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy gives back during the holiday season.
This year Santa Fe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy hosted our 10th annual Hive Haunted House. The event raised over $1500 to benefit the Santa Fe Police Department’s Shop With A Cop Program. The program helped to assist 90 families in the Santa Fe Community with food, clothing, school supplies, toys, and other needs.
Santa Fe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy regularly partners during the holiday season with The Life Link to benefit the children of Sojourners Safe Haven. We collected over 120 toys with the partnership of our friends at Superior Fitness and Zia Crossfit. A huge thank you to all of the students and members of our community that donated and helped wrap and deliver the toys!
The Santa Fe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy hosted its very first Anti-Bully Camp. The camp was headed by Professor Thomas Pless along with about a dozen assistants, all of which are current students of the academy and volunteered their time.
There were roughly 90 children total that attended the 4 week long event. Kids came from Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Eldorado, and Pojoaque. The curriculum included physical techniques for escaping and/or restraining a bully and lengthy discussions covering step by step strategies to deal with verbal bullying. Attendees parents also received instructional handouts covering our methods.
Many of the kids spoke about their personal experiences during discussion times. After the 2nd lesson, one child described being picked on by the same bully for quite some time and now had enough confidence to stand up for himself and tell the bully to leave him alone and that’s exactly what the bully did.
Our goal with the anti-bully camp is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence and we are happy to report success. Thank you to all who supported this event and we look forward to more in the future.