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 4th December 2021 until 14:00 on Sunday 5th December 2021.
Where: At our central location in Bristol, by LA Gym (specifically, the LA Combat entrance, so keep walking when you see LA Gym). Head to 7 Easton Road, Bristol, BS5 0BY.
How: To take part, simply turn up and roll. However, please note that you will be required to show proof of your covid vaccination in order to attend. If you want to earn a fantastic custom Meerkatsu t-shirt (kindly provided by Tatami Fightwear), there’s only one way: fundraise! Head here for the main fundraising page. To earn a t-shirt, set up your own fundraising page supporting Suicide Prevention Bristol, here. (be sure to contact us with the link, so we know you’re fundraising). Note that our limited number of t-shirts will be awarded in order of total amount fundraised, until we run out.
Why: After a difficult time for everybody’s mental health, this year we will be supporting Suicide Prevention Bristol. To learn more about their important work, have a read of their website, here.
Donate: Head to our JustGiving 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).
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, renowned BJJ apparel brand Tatami Fightwear and top BJJ artist Meerkatsu