Level Up non for profit work
Level up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu International has been spreading it's non for profit mission throughout the world by establishing sister schools in impoverished communities and through sponsorship of under priveledged children training at our headquarters in West Los Angeles. Level Up also supports the work of the International Jiu Jitsu Education Fund (IJEF) and other organizations such as PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), and the Youth Justice Coalition L.A., in order to promote better communities and to give back to children and families in need.
Some of our current sister schools around the world include, Level Up Guatemala, Level Up Brazil, and Level Up Inglewood. The children training at these schools train for free and are sponsored by the support of both Level Up Social Outreach Program and the IJEF foundation. The children currently training in Guatemala and Brazil live in very difficult situations and have very little activities available outside of their Jiu Jitsu training. Through the effort of IJEF and the Level Up Social Outreach Program, the children their are provided with a full time professional Jiu Jitsu coach, Jiu Jitsu uniforms, mats and even facility to train in.
Level Up Jiu Jitsu Inglewood / Youth Justice Coalition Los Angeles
We're very proud to also be supporting Chucos Charter School in Inglewood which is a part of the Youth Justice Coalition Los Angeles, helping at risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24 years old to focus on earning their GED and also a pursuit of higher education . These kids are encouraged through activisim and education to improve their lives and many have found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to be a positive impact on their life pursuits. Some of the students decide to continue their training at Level Up West Los Angeles and enjoy the same benefits that youth their age would without any financial hardship.
Level Up Jiu Jitsu Guatemala
Level Up Jiu Jitsu in Guatemala is a thriving kids Jiu Jitsu school supported by Level Up Social Outreach Program and the IJEF foundation through sponsorship and the leadership of head coach Oswaldo Vasquez, long time student of Professor Erik Klinger. Level Up Jiu Jitsu Guatemala is dedication to teaching impoverished children from the area of Xela, Quetzaltenango and the surrounding villages and towns of that area. Children in this area are faced with an extreme likelihood of early pregnancy, a high dropout rate from school, 3rd world conditions, parental absence, and a very limited access to activities of any kind outside of work and poverty. Level Up Jiu Jitsu Guatemala now has over 40 children training regularly for free as well as the various school programs which coach Oswaldo visits to teach bully prevention classes to outside of the main academy. We are very proud of the work that Level Up has done in Guatemala and we also are excited to hold various missions to Guatemala with the Los Angeles Jiu Jitsu students, to bring uniforms and other materials to the kids of Xela.
Level Up Jiu Jitsu Brazil
Level Up Jiu Jitsu Brazil Project is a non for profit effort to help children from one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Sao Paulo Brazil. These children are subject to extreme poverty and little to no hope of escaping their dangerous environment. The Level up Brazil Project focuses on teaching children Level Up Life Skills and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in order to help these children find focus, confidence, discipline, and most importantly, hope. Through the leadership of Coach Felipe Makoto Ono these children have been dominating the local Jiu Jitsu championships and are just in the beginning of their Jiu Jitsu training. Coach Felipe also focuses on building the children's character and strong friendships which help for them to find positive focus outside of their daily struggle inside the favela.
Level Up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu West Los Angeles is dedicated to providing free Jiu Jitsu training to as many under privileged children in the Los Angeles area as possible. Through Jiu Jitsu these kids find confidence, focus, discipline, mentors, and a sense of purpose. The PATH organization, People Assisting The Homeless
International Jiu Jitsu Education Fund is a non profit foundation dedicated to bringing Jiu Jitsu to the underpriveledged children around the world