Last year I supported the Grapplethon event in aid of the Rape Crisis due to two girls being raped by their fellow team members in a martial art club. This was extreme and we as ladies do not want other women to feel they can't possbily start learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or any other martial for that matter for fear of being raped. I can assure you this is not the norm. However we are fully aware there are people (male and female) being raped everyday and these people need support.
As a group our chosen charity is Kinergy...
Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and/or rape. We understand how sexual abuse and rape can affect all areas of your life and we aim to provide you with a safe, accepting and supportive environment so you can come to terms with the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.