Bernardo Faria and the rest of the team over at BJJ Fanatics have started some fantastic work just recently creating a fund to help support struggling schools and gyms throughout the pandemic. They’ve set the fund up with a huge start by donating $25,000 straight off the bat, which is an amount that could potentially save the livelihoods of so many BJJ instructors that are having a tough time dealing with restrictions put in place to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
The last year or so has challenged many businesses in ways they never have been before, and BJJ gyms are no exception. Of course smaller gyms will always be hit hardest by restrictions, but even the Caio Terra Academy was forced to close in the face of $5,000 fines for every class that they held. That’s why many gyms across the world are in need of help right now, and a fund like the one that BJJ Fanatics is proposing to set up can go a long way in securing the future for those businesses.
Even UFC stars have recognized the plight of the average gym owner, as Conor McGregor recently stepped up to help bail out SBG Portarlington and save the school from having to close. With BJJ Fanatics now creating a fund designated for spreading the help further, it means that when the pandemic is finally over and done with, there will be a whole lot more BJJ gyms still in operation than there would’ve been otherwise.
BJJ Fanatics founder Bernardo Faria announced the news of his company’s generous donation to help struggling schools and gyms in a video released on their official YouTube account: