Charity Seminar From Sapateiro Promoter Josh Leduc To Benefit Gym Owner Fighting Cancer

Josh Leduc is one of Florida’s well-known black belts and the head of the Sapateiro grappling promotion. Now, he’s using his BJJ knowledge and reputation for a truly good cause.

Leduc will be hosting a seminar this weekend at the Devine BJJ academy, with all proceeds going to Devine BJJ academy owners Angie and Scott Devine to support Angie’s battle with cancer.

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According to the GoFundMe that’s been set up for the Devine family, Angie is currently preparing to start chemotherapy following a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis.

Leduc says that while he’s not personally connected to the Devines, he has a few friends who train at the academy. “I was doing a giveaway of a seminar and they approached me about doing this, and I was all in,” he told the Jiu-Jitsu Times.

The cause itself is also close to his heart. “My grandma died of cancer. My grandpa beat cancer twice. And my coach, who’s like a dad to me, survived leukemia, so anything I can do to help someone in their battle, I’m there.”

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Leduc’s seminar will take place on July 11 at Devine BJJ in Brunswick, GA. Attendance will be donation-based.

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