What: The concept behind a GrappleThon is very simple: at least two people are grappling at any one point over a predetermined period.
When: 14:00 on Saturday 3rd February 2018 until 14:00 on Sunday 4th February 2018 (Facebook event page here).
Where: At our central location in St Paul’s, which is MYGYM Bristol, Unit 4B Dean Street, Bristol, BS2 8SF
How: To take part, simply turn up and roll. If you want to earn a fantastic custom Meerkatsu t-shirt (kindly provided by Tatami Fightwear), there’s only one way: join the fundraising team! Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Why: On the World Cancer Day 2018 weekend (3rd-4th Feb), we will be supporting Tap Cancer Out, a charity that raises funds to fight cancer through BJJ tournaments and events. To learn more about their important work, have a read of their website, here.
Donate: Head to our Tap Cancer Out donations page, here.
Press: Take a look at the Artemis BJJ press page for upcoming articles and interviews about the GrappleThon (as well as previous events), here. For pictures and videos from both previous and current Artemis BJJ GrappleThons, go to our Instagram channel.
Simultaneously with the GrappleThon, we’ll also be running a Rolla(d20)thon, aiming for 24hrs of continuous D&D. So even if you’re not super keen on BJJ, you can still take part (and with WiFi, you can join one of our DnD sessions wherever you are in the world). Click on the event page for more info.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, renowned BJJ apparel brand Tatami Fightwear, top BJJ artist Meerkatsu, upcoming BJJ brand Tacerob and of course our awesome hosts, local fitness specialists MYGYM. The mighty Lisa will also be back, offering her professional massage therapist skills to fundraisers.