Machado Tourny Raises 3K for Cancer Charity

Sunday, April 17th, we raised $3000 which is a lot. Great event! Rigan and John Machado were there. There should be a bunch of pictures online of the event.

Kids Kicking Cancer is a charity that teaches Children dealing with Cancer treatments how to deal with the pain through meditation. We also teach them martial arts to help releive thier stress and build them self-esteem. is the website that will give you info on the charity.


[social][/social][einset][/einset]Sensei Dawn Barnes brought this organization to the west coast along with Sensei Bruce Rush who is our onstaff child psychologist and he also teaches the classes in our SM dojo. We offer free classes to 11 kids dealing with cancer. The tournament helped to raise money to support this wonderful cause.

Sensei Dawn gave her blessing and allowed us to host the event. Paul Saucido did a great job organizing the event and even won his fight! Check out

Thank you BJJ community for all your love and support!

Bringing the power of martial arts to kids with cancer The nonprofit organization Kids Kicking Cancer helps children with cancer manage the stress and pain of their disease and treatments through personalized coachings instructed by black belt martial artists. These children achieve power, peace and

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