Unforgettable Retreats in Paradise

For An Amazing Cause

HeroKids non-profit and our retreats

Hero Academy was founded in Tamarindo, Costa Rica in 2016. Our mission is to offer local kids an opportunity to participate in Jiu Jitsu and other sports programs free of charge. We currently have over 150 kids in our programs, since inception over 1500 kids have received full scholarships to train. We fund this mission by bringing in top talent from BJJ and MMA to hold once in a lifetime retreats.

You have an unforgettable retreat, and it benefits an amazing cause

Come Train in Tropical Paradise

Hero Kids BJJ Program Tamarindo Costa Rica

HeroKids Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

Over 1500 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 share 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 Jiu Jitsu 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!

2024 CR Group Shot

Work Hard, Play Hard

Hero Merchandise

Our full store of Hero merchandise benefits our HeroKids Program

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Weekly Gym Schedule

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Community Programs

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 many times including in 2017 after Hurricane Nate and in 2020 for COVID-19. We have acted as a shelter for displaced families, hot meal program for the area homeless and food bank that donated over 180,000 meals in 2020.

Hero Community Food Bank Program

Training and Adventure

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