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Kids, demonstrate your discipline and get a free Gracie Gi Patch!
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu isn't about fighting, it's about life. At the Gracie Academy we are very committed to teaching the principles of discipline and healthy living to our students, especially the kids. A few years back, we started a Healthy Halloween Drive and it was such a success that we're doing it again this year!
The way it works is, kids go trick-or-treating as usual and collect as much candy as they can. When they get home, they are allowed to pick out five pieces of candy to keep/eat, but the rest has to be turned in to the Gracie Academy in Torrance or Beverly Hills. Any child (student or not) who turns in all their remaining candy to the Gracie Academy within seven days of Halloween will receive a free Gracie gi patch as a reward for their exceptional display of discipline and will-power!
Parents, although you aren't allowed to get a free patch :) we do recommend you use this as an opportunity to speak to your children about the importance of making healthy choices even when they are surrounded by unhealthy treats! And if you live too far from the Gracie Academy for your child to turn in their candy, we recommend you offer them the same deal and think of some other reward you can give them for their display of will-power!