Happy New Year Friends!


Hi friends! We are now collecting and sending out BJJ gi’s (uniforms) to organizations and groups in need! If you know any groups or individuals that need donations – please let us know!

E-mail:  helpthegiproject@gmail.com


‘Earth Day’ Project a Success!


On ‘Earth Day’ Wednesday April 22, 2015 my parents helped me organize a cleanup around our school.  We removed any trash and stuff that could be recycled later.  This included old tires, plastic bottles and all kinds of trash.  We also made crafts and had snacks provided by The Gi Project.  For the craft, we made bird feeders from peanut butter, bird feed and popsicle sticks!  We had a lot of fun and we did something that will help the Earth.




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Happy Earth Day!


Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 is Earth Day!  It’s always important to take great care of mother earth.  After all this is our only home!  On Earth Day you can help the earth by:  planting a tree, recycling, cleaning up your neighborhood, learning more about earth, or donating old cloths or especially a gi!  When you donate a gi to The Gi Project you help someone else and you keep a gi out of  a landfill.   Remember, this our only ‘Home Sweet Home’…so lets take extra care of her.  Have a Happy Earth Day!


Helping our new friends in Kentucky!


Feel Like a NINJA! The Ninja Roll Choke

Here’s a really cool move I wanted to show everyone called the “Ninja Roll Choke”.

Here’s my brother and I grappling at our belt promotion!



Be a Hero and Check out Heroes Kimonos


Have you seen heroes kimonos?  These are really cool BJJ gi’s for kids that allow your imagination to come to life.  One thing I like a lot is that you can send your used gi back and it will be donated to The Gi Project for kids all over the world! Everyone can become a Hero!!! Check them out they’re really cool. ❤ -Valencia 🙂

The Gi Project on CNY Central with Brandon Roth

Thank you Submission Fight Co!!!

Thank you so much Submission Fight Co. for the donation of 100 new gi’s!  I am very excited to help a lot of kid’s.  We have been talking to a few groups this week that need gi’s.  This is exciting because we will be able to help a lot of kids practice BJJ.

Thank you -Valencia ❤ 🙂


BJJ Gi Project Helps Kids Worldwide!

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Liverpool (WSYR-TV) – A young Salina girl is making an impact around the world with a special project she’s spearheading from right here in Central New York.

Valencia Bidwell has been involved with the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 3 years.

She’s only 8 years old now so it’s been a big part of much of her life and she wants to make sure other kids have the same opportunity she’s had with the sport.

When we first met her last year, Valencia had decided to try and collect 100 gis, the uniform used in the sport, to donate to kids who couldn’t afford them. She’s passed her goal.

Valencia Bidwell tells NewsChannel 9, “I want to help kids around the world experience the joys of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like I have.”

Sheena Bidwell, Valencia’s mother says, “For your average person to give something as simple as a top and bottom,it’s life changing to these kids.”

“Take kids out of really negative environments and teach them martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and gives them things like nutritional counseling, education counseling and it gives them confidence and they believe in themselves” says Valencia’s father Mike Bidwell.

They say you can’t really do Jiu Jitsu without a gi.

It’s a lot more than just a uniform to make you look good, it’s actually built really strong and tough for all the gripping, pulling and grabbing they do while they’re training.

It would be like playing football without any pads.

Later this week Valencia will receive a donation of 100 gis, her original goal, all in one day, from Submission Fight Company. So what’s her new goal?

Valencia says, “I don’t have a limit.”

We are very excited to help more kids train BJJ!

We want to thank the Submission Fight Company  for the generous donation of 100 BJJ gi’s!  We look forward to enriching the lives of more children throughout the world through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  

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