Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full time and helps the kids in the slums of Rio. Life can’t more meaningful than that.
This Is Jiu-Jitsu” is a feature film now in production that focuses on the history, people, loves and practices of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) populace around the world.
Started over 50yrs ago, BJJ has now become popularized by the widespread love of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and the UFC. However, it’s also in danger of falling to “McDojo” stigmas that many from the communities don’t welcome, to say the least.
We’re also producing an Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the film’s production and post-production, which will all be a non-profit project once completed.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsBJJ for more…
Rafael Lavato Jr
Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu
JitsTV is proud to present a two-part documentary on one of Checkmat’s founders, Ricardo Vieira, aka “Rico”. Ricardo is an important figure in BJJ that has accomplished so much in both his competition and as a teacher. This special documentary outlines his busy daily life and his philosophies on life.
Part 1 of 2.
First song of the video is by Aline Moraes.
Part 2 of 2.
It’s more than just a bar.
Go behind the scenes with Brian Schaefer and The Bricks of Ybor crew to see what it really took to make this amazing cafe and skate shop a reality.
A Joe Pelham Film