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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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R4R Podcast Episode 003: Rich McKeegan, Black Belts for Butterflies

In our third episode we had the honor of being joined by Rich McKeegan as our first ever in person guest! Rich is the founder of Blackbelts for Butterflies and is one of the most well-known philanthropists in the BJJ community. He started BB4BF back in 2013 to raise money for the UConn Scholarship Foundation for the victims of Sandy Hook. He then chose to…

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Tap Cancer Out Funds $465,000 in New Grants for Childhood Cancer Research

Grants awarded through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation support young scientists making strides in developing treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Tap Cancer Out (TCO) is committed to fighting for those in the fight of their lives, and in partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) are facing pediatric cancer head on. TCO’s 2018 fundraising efforts resulted a $465,000 gift to ALSF, which will primarily fund…

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R4R Podcast Episode 001: Alex Ecklin, Masterskya

In our first ever episode we had the honor of chatting with Alex Ecklin. A Vitor Shaolin black belt, Alex has been a longtime supporter of Tap Cancer Out. In 2016 he made waves in the BJJ community when he started his school, Masterskya, in an unmarked building in Brooklyn (it was so “Brooklyn” that you couldn’t even find the address without calling and asking)….

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