A loan helped helps me update equipment for my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy where I don’t only teach martial arts but also help kids and adults deal with stress, depression and overall health.


Omar's story

I open my business, Omar French Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the same day I found out I was gonna be a father, I treat it like my second baby. I have been a martial arts student for over 25 years and decided it was the right time to passed down the knowledge I learned my masters not only the techniques of my arts but the discipline, respect and overall health that is developed by being a student of martial art.
In my 6 years as a business owner I have learn to the importance of what I do, in many cases I had students who had been victims of rape, physical and mental abuse, bullying, depression and self esteem issues. My job goes way beyond techniques.

For 6 years I have used the same Tatemes/ Mats witch I bought second handed and the tear and wear of the extreme use are making it hard to continue using them.
I in hope that with this Kiva loan I can purchase new mats that will have a long life and will give the opportunity to people to discover the wonderful benefits of martial arts.
Thank you in advance!


This loan is special because:

It helps a second-time Kiva borrower empower youth in his community through his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.



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About Omar French Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Industry: Education
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: omarfrench.com

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