The Bulwark Project is a corporate socially responsible effort focused on the aid, and prosperity of children in economically disadvantaged rural areas in Ecuador. The program’s initial phase will take place in Tarifa, a small town near Samborondon-Ecuador. This will serve as a pilot project for future expansion throughout Ecuador.
It is an initiative by Bjj Tripping, an online Jiu Jitsu community, and with the collaboration of Bruhwer Coffee LLC, Harvest of Ecuador Sweden, JJAA, Andean Mountain Coffee NY, and a team of professionals have all joined together to bring forth this initiative. The value and importance of Bulwark is in the development of a child’s self-esteem. Our main objective is to inspire the children to believe in themselves, and provide them with the tools to achieve their goals.
Physical violence is an active threat to every child, but not necessarily the most dangerous, on a daily bases, kids all over the world are suffering from verbal and psychological abuse from their inner circle. These forms of aggression might be seen as not being harmful, but they become an imprint of how a child sees themselves in the future. Eventually, they become easier targets to bullying and other forms of physical violence, this type of abuse frequently leads to mental depression.
It is known that martial arts impacts a human being in many positive ways. Strength, and flexibility are among the most common. But in reality, the impact from learning jiu jitsu transcends the physical benefits. Learning self-defense will help them build a strong sense of awareness, and self-confidence will allow them to set goals and work towards accomplishing them on a daily basis.
Jiu Jitsu was a life changing experience for him. Through this learning he has manage to grow in many areas and aspects that go beyond the Dojo mats. As a student and a coach he strongly believe in Jiu Jitsu as a tool not only for defense but for personal growth, learning about self love and self care from any physical or psychological aggression.
Juan Javier Alarcon
Brown Belt by Juan Miguel Iturralde, Iturralde Arte Suave. Lawyer, Masters degree in Criminal Law and parent of 2 children, who is willing to share with them the same love and passion for Jiu Jitsu, but mostly teach them strong values such as discipline and dedication with constant example.
Jiu Jitsu apprentice not only as a martial art but as a way of living. Economist, BA in Culinary Arts, Masters degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, CEO of Bruhwercoffee Cia. Ltda. Producer of Ecuadorian Specialty Coffee from the Amazon and Loja regions, passionate about coffee, its process and her roasted coffee brand Wild Coffee.
Principle ground to have BJJ as a helping method: