We all love Jiu-Jitsu. We all know how it has changed our lives for the better. Of course we want others to have that same chance. That is why Mark, my instructor at West Side, has started a after school, free-of-charge, Jiu-Jitsu class for high school students. Most of these students don’t have the cash to pay for classes. They don’t have the cash to buy a gi. But they do have time on their hands. Time that can be used constructively in learning Jiu-Jitsu or wasted and potential lost. Mark posted his plea for help in getting gi’s for the kids in Donate A Gi. It gives instructions on how to send your old or new gi to the program he has started.
I will start by donating three new gis to his effort. I’d much rather see a young life become a student of Jiu-Jitsu then a student of the streets. I’m thinking I will added my patch to the gis too (if I can get one in time). What a good way to introduce them to the online Jiu-Jitsu community. This might also be a good opportunity for a vendor of gis. Something like for every so many bought to help the program they will donate one. Just an idea.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu