Developing the Community 

Through after school programs

Located in the town of Tamarindo, we are facilitating the development of the community through after school programs, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons and community projects that will provide a long term benefit for the orphans and at risk youth.

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We Have the Power to Impact Our Community, and We’re Doing Something About It

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Hero Academy (Dreamlife Alliance) is a nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of orphans and at-risk children in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

As of 1/7/18 we are located in the town of Tamarindo and we are facilitating the development of the community through after-school programs, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lessons and community projects that will provide a long-term benefit for the orphans and at-risk youth

Our mission is to empower the youth in our community through:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Martial Arts)Personal Development Movement Education Language LearningMentorshipHealthy Lifestyle Choices.

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Why Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Perfect For Smaller Kids

Why Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Perfect For Smaller Kids

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is Perfect For Smaller Kids Every young child should be put into a sport of some sort that is an outlet for physical activity and using energy. Jiu Jitsu training is a great option because it promotes confidence, discipline, and respect, is...

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Our Favorite Restaurants In Tamarindo

Traveling is such a delight... visiting white sand beaches, hiking, enjoying beautiful views, watching mesmerizing sunsets, learning about new cultures and lifestyles, training BJJ with people around the globe, and of course, the biggest pleasure of all, eating...

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Youth Empowerment Program In Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica faces the highest rate of unemployment in the country. With a total percentage of 10.1% it is devastatingly one of the poorest areas in Costa Rica. A big part of its population lives in ABSOLUTE POVERTY. Unprivileged children in Guanacaste...

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All About Our 2nd In- House Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

On January 27, 2018 we had our second In-House tournament. All kids from the advanced level class participated. With 22 kids and 6 weight categories it was a real success. Our heroes had the chance to show not only how much they had improved, but more importantly,...

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New York – Mail Address

Dreamlife Alliance, Inc

2560 Stillwell Ave 1A

Brooklyn, NY 11223


Tamarindo – Hero Academy

Calle Palma

300 metros este del Banco Nacional,

Entre Calle Palma y Calle Piedras, Diagonal a Plaza Palmas

Tamarindo, Costa Rica (506) 8850-7375