As with lots of BJJ/submission wrestling fans and competitors I was disgusted and upset to hear of a rape at a high-profile US team. When I heard Can was doing a 24 hour Grapplethon benefit for Rape Crisis I signed up straight away. Please support this benefit.
Can, the organiser, from Gracie Barra Bristol sums it up well:
"Like the rest of the BJJ community, I was appalled when I read that a woman had been raped by two of her team mates earlier this year. I would like to turn the strong feelings about that incident towards something positive. Hence why I've decided to run another GrappleThon in aid of the important work undertaken by the charity Rape Crisis.
The GrappleThon will take place on the 4th May 2013 at Gracie Barra Bristol."
So please dig deep and donate now.