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How To Prepare for a BJJ Tournament if Competing Terrifies You

I try to find comfort in the fact that many sports legends fear the sport they’re actually good at (not to imply that I’m any good). Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend, used to throw up before every single game. So does Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Yet they still prevail. While I’ve never taken it that far, there’s no question butterflies in my stomach have a…

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R4R Podcast Episode 010: Baltimore + Charlotte Tournament Recap

Jon and Dave are joined by fellow TCO team members Becky and Shannon to give you an behind-the-scenes look at our two most recent Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open tournaments in Baltimore and Charlotte. The group also shouts out the top fundraisers from each city, shares their most heartwarming moments, names the “All-Star of the Weekend,” and much, much more. This was a fun one,…

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R4R Podcast Episode 009: Shama Ko, Girls in Gis

We’re excited to be joined in our ninth episode by Shama Ko (@shamasko), Program Director for Girls in Gis, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to building and strengthening the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community for females and as a whole. They provide experiences that foster the community of females in the art/sport while encouraging new females to participate. Their goal is to empower and unite females in…

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R4R Podcast Episode 008: Erin Herle, Submit the Stigma

We’re excited to be joined in our eighth episode by Erin Herle, who is hard to nail down to one title, but of her many accomplishments is the founder of Submit the Stigma, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and awareness campaign within the jiu-jitsu community that promotes education, discussion and support for mental illness and those who are affected. She is also a BJJ black belt…

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