Give Back

The owners and operators of GIP believe “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

GIP runs daily free classes for children and adults that live in dangerous neighborhoods and are considered “at risk”. These individuals are one bad influence away from becoming gang members and detractors to society.  GIP has literally taught hundereds of kids and adults martial arts, fitness and self defenese; which provides them with oppurtunities to learn self-confidence, health, and how to properly handle stress and adversity.  GIP is proud to demonstrate that mixed martial arts is so much more than “fighting”, it’s about discipline, training, and helping others.  GIP’s programs have saved numerous individual from heading down a path to nowhere.

Each group is encouraged to do 2 things while in Panama.

1. Participate in the “Leave a Gi – Leave the Gear” program. Each person that visits Panama is asked to donate a Gi or Gear to help expand the number of kids practicing martial arts and training at GIP.

2. Participate in dedicating one afternoon to teach kids a jumping jack, an arm bar, or just how to lift a weight properly.

***PLEASE LET JOHN@GYMINPARADISE.COM KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE OR HOW YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN HELP!