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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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R4R Podcast Episode 007: Brian Crandell, Gis for GIs

In our seventh episode we had the honor of being joined by Brian Crandell, founder and president of Gis for GIs He’s also an Air Force Veteran and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under John Salter out of Wilmington, North Carolina. . Founded in 2015, Gis 4 GIs objective is to help active duty military members, veterans, and first responders (Oath Takers) cope with the stress…

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R4R Podcast Episode 006: Andrew and Brandon Beaulieu, Grapplers Against Violence

We’re excited to be joined in our sixth episode by our first dual guests AND our first international guests, Andrew and Brandon Beaulieu. These young men are the founders of Grapplers Against Violence – an organization raising awareness for violence prevention and mental health initiatives through the grappling arts. Their mission is to spread the positive effects that grappling has on the mind and body,…

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“Charity” Shouldn’t Have to Mean “Cheap”

Photo by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash I speak in metaphors a lot. My wife hates it. But bear with me, please. Let’s say you love basketball. You’re 6’ 7” with some semblance of coordination (that’d be cool, wouldn’t it?). Maybe you played in high school and even played a little bit on your college team. Now someone asks you to take part in a “Charity” basketball tournament. What…

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