Every year at Artemis BJJ, we hold a charity marathon sparring event, which Can named the GrappleThon (though he doesn’t think he was the first to use that term). The basic idea is that at least two people are rolling at any one point over a 24 hour period, raising money for charity through online fundraising pages. Everybody is welcome to attend, with clubs travelling from around the country (and sometimes even other countries) to our gym in Bristol.
The next Artemis BJJ GrappleThon will be held on the 2019 International Women’s Day weekend, the 9th and 10th March. For both past and upcoming GrappleThons, check out the news section on the Artemis BJJ site.
If you would like to run your own GrappleThon, there is a guide up on the GrappleThon.org website. Can is also happy to answer questions, so feel free to contact him if you have any questions about setting up your own event.
For pictures and videos from both previous and current Artemis BJJ GrappleThons, go to the Instagram channel. To get an idea of what happens at a GrappleThon, you can read about the 2015 edition (in support of Equality Now) here. To whet your appetite for upcoming events, check out our video for 2015: