Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money from the donations go?

All of the money from the donations goes directly to the Hero Academy program. From keeping the doors open, feeding the kids, providing their uniforms, and assisting them with transportation costs.

We only have 1 administrative assistant that is paid.

None of the other board members, assistants and coaches receive compensation.


Are you a registered 501(c)(3)?

Yes, we are an officially registered 501(c)(3). Click to check out our GuideStar profile.

 Guide Star Profile


How do I sponsor a child? What do they get when I sponsor them?

Sponsor a child and help him/her have a better life, click on the button below and start today!
Sponsor a child- Donate


Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, It is deductible in the United States


Can I come visit you guys and train?

Yes! We would love to have you over!

Please send us an email letting us know when you are coming, how big is your group, how long you have trained before, and where did you train.

If you have any questions about lodging, surf instructors, restaurants, just let us know and we will send you our trusted recommendations.

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Can I bring my kids to train?

Yes! Definitely! Send us an email, letting us know how long your kids have been training and we will let you know which classes are appropriate for them to join.

Classes Schedule


Can I come volunteer at the academy?

There is only a need for you to volunteer at the academy if you are knowledgeable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have a passion for teaching kids.


Do you have classes for adults?

Yes, we do!! Check out our schedule
Schedule and Prices

Contact Us!



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