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Introducing: “The Podium”

Introducing: “The Podium”

 Since 2011 we have hosted over 40 events, welcomed more than 14,000 competitors onto our mats, received more than 50,000 donations, and raised and donated more than $2.25 million to our beneficiary partners, funding dozens of grants and special programs that without...
How To Prepare for a BJJ Tournament if Competing Terrifies You

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

“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...

Spring BJJ Open Wrapup – $41,000 Raised

The numbers have finally been tallied for the Tap Cancer Out Spring BJJ Open, which took place in Stratford, CT, on April 13th, 2013, and to no one’s surprise, the tournament’s fundraisers broke all sorts of records. The tournament attracted over 200...

Our Gift to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fairfield, CT – July 2, 2012 – Tap Cancer Out, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, recently completed their first yearlong beneficiary fundraising campaign by presenting a check for $22,658.11 to the Leukemia &...