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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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R4R Podcast Episode 005: Nicole Beach, My Bruises Are From

We’re excited to be joined in our fifth episode by Nicole Beach, Founder of My Bruises Are From. MBAF exists to raise awareness and funds to end domestic violence, empowering people to make a difference in their own communities, and to support domestic violence shelters throughout the United States. In this episode you’ll hear: • Nicole gives some background on her work experience and how…

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Why do so many BJJ tournaments suck?

It’s one of the worst kept secrets in all of BJJ, but very few people talk about it and even less do anything about it. We take the tournament experience VERY seriously at Tap Cancer Out, and we’re calling on all tournament organizers to do the same. COULD I INTEREST YOU IN A BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT? Let me try. First, you’ll train harder than you ever…

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R4R Podcast Episode 004: Andrew Myerson, Haymakers for Hope

In our fourth episode of the Rolling for a Reason podcast we are excited to be joined by Andrew Myerson, co-founder of Haymakers for Hope – a nonprofit organization giving people the opportunity to step in the boxing ring and KO cancer. These first-time fighters fundraise ASTOUNDING amounts of money, some over $100k, and each fundraiser gets to choose which 501c3 they donate their funds to. Andrew…

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