Sharing Our Blessings to one of our Brothers in Need
Professor Juan Pablo Garcia of Gracie Barra Encino is reaching out to all of his Gracie Barra family to support his seminar this coming Saturday for a cause. The seminar is going to be more than a seminar in learning Jiu Jitsu, but a chance to extend a helping hand to one of our brown belts. His name is Gustavo “Nergura” Castillo.
Professor Pablo met Gustavo “Negrura” Castillo, in the streets of Ecuador and took him under his wing to train in Jiu Jitsu back in 2005. The talented Gustavo was able to reach the level of brown belt during that time and now teaches inEcuador. He then dedicated his life 100% in Jiu Jitsu as his chosen passion. Leaving the life in the streets. At night, he at a security detail in bar. However, a week ago, Instructor Gustavo and his mom, while driving to the hospital for a consult met an accident while riding on a motorcycle on their way to the hospital. His mother, Carmen Castillo suffered multiple fractures all over her body. Both of them (were ironically) rushed to the hospital that night by the paramedics. His mom suffering multiple fractures in the head went to a state of coma. Two days after, she passed away.
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Gustavo then is severely injured and is recuperrating. However, it is still undetermined when he will be able to work again.
We are knocking on your kind hearts to support the Seminar this coming saturday in Gracie Barra Encino. All of the proceeds goes to the family of our brother Gustavo.
GB.com: How do you know Instructor Gustavo?
Prof. Pablo: I have known him since 2005 when i did the first Jiu Jitsu tournament in Ecuador, i brought him to train with me two weeks before that (tournament) and put him to compete there. I remember he won his first match, and the second one he got disqualified because he got in a triangle and slam the guy in the mat, he didnt know the rules at that time. It was just instincts. After I taught him for two more years and move to USA my students stay training and i go couple times a year for seminars and train with the guys. I been trying to bring him with me for years but is hard for the visa.
The Gracie Barra family sends its condolences to the family of Gustavo.
All of the proceeds are going to the family of Gustavo. To get in touch with Prof. Pablo you may email him at email@example.com