HeroKids non-profit and our retreats
Hero Academy started in Tamarindo, Costa Rica in 2016. Our mission is to offer local kids an opportunity to learn Jiu Jitsu and other sports programs free of charge. We currently have over 150 kids in our programs. We fund this mission by bringing in top talent from BJJ and MMA to hold once in a lifetime retreats.
You have an incredible traincation, and it benefits an amazing cause
Come Train in Tropical Paradise
HeroKids Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
Over 500 local kids have benefitted from our HeroKids Program since 2016. We provide free training, uniforms and safe transportation through our HeroKids program. The kids train Jiu Jitsu, Parkour, Gymnastics, Yoga and functional training. These opportunities would normally be cost prohibited in this area. We are happy to spread our love of Martial Arts and physical fitness to the next generation. Learn more about how you can help.
Retreats in Paradise
We fund our non-profit HeroKids program by hosting luxury fitness retreats in Tamarindo. We have the largest training facility in Costa Rica with over 4000 square feet of training space on high quality mats. We have integrated the retreat, housing and excursions to handle everything for you. Just bring your group and we will handle the rest!
Work Hard, Play Hard
Weekly Gym Schedule
We have a full offering of classes like Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay, Yoga, Pilates, Barre Method, Self Defense, Belly Dance, Classic and Modern Dance, Cardio Kickboxing, Gymnastics, Acrobatics and much more. Click for our most recent schedule.
95% of the current 150+ children in our HeroKids program train free of charge. We are committed to serving our community. Hero Academy is a CNE (Costa Rican National Center for Emergency) registered organization, 501(c)(3) non-profit in the USA and Association de Beneficia in Costa Rica. We have stepped in as a disaster relief organization two times; first in 2017 after Hurricane Nate and in 2020 for COVID-19. We have acted as a shelter for displaced families, soup kitchen for the area homeless and food bank and donated over 180,000 meals in 2020.