Bay Area Grapple-Athon January 14th & 15th, 2017
We'd like to call on all our grappling sisters and brothers, and any newcomers who would be willing to learn a few moves and practice them for a while.
How to Keep It Rolling…
Saturday, 14th – East Bay
[10am-12pm]: Next-up Sabre Jiu Jitsu, 2447 Estand Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
[11am-1pm]: Rio Combat Team Balladium 40, 800 W Tower Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
[11am-12:30pm]: Bay MMA and Fitness 22495 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
[1pm-3pm]:Shop and roll at Supreme MMA, 4118 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
[1:30pm-3:30pm]:No-gi and leg lock legal 10th Planet Walnut Creek 325 N Wiget Ln #150, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
[7pm-10pm or as long as possible]: Public event at CTRL+SHFT Collective (The public will have the opportunity to learn grappling techniques and join in an evening grappling that will extend into the night with committed nighttime grapplers)
Sunday, 15th -San Francisco + Peninsula
[2pm-4pm]: Stanford Jiu Jitsu/Grappling Club, Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (ACSR), 341 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305. [2pm-4pm]: Bay Jiu Jitsu, 3274 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110. [3pm-5pm]: Alliance Jiu-Jitsu / the Institute of Brazilian Fitness, 409 Old County Rd, Belmont, California 94002.
[6pm]: Last Stop Sports Bar (raffle), 6192 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014
How it works
Let’s get this started
One ticket to roll with them all
How we roll
Like a pub-crawl
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How to Keep It Rolling
This year’s presidential election exposed how divided we are as a nation, and how isolated we are in our communities. The mission of the grapple-athon is to bridge that gap by using Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a platform.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms are one of the few places where people of all backgrounds put aside their differences, working together in the collective mission to support each other’s development and growth as grapplers.
In the spirit of BJJ camaraderie, the Rolling For The People team is conducting a multi-dojo, 36 hour, ‘grapple-athon’ as a show of solidarity for the many diverse communities of the Bay Area inside and outside the grappling community. This event will be symbolic of community connection, and our shared, continuous struggle for human rights.
With the goal of inclusivity it is important to note that participating gyms and grapplers are not making a political statement or advertising an adherence towards a certain political ideology.
About The Rolling For The People Team
Originating out of FOUR Elements Fitness with support from the FOUR Elements Art Series, The Rolling For The People Team is facilitated by grapplers Shawn Tamaribuchi, Vonique Stricklen, Melissa Wyman and Dion Burns. The team now consists of a growing group of grapplers training out of different gyms across the Bay Area and beyond. Putting political affiliations aside, the mission of this team is to recognize the rights and contributions of people of different ethnicities, religions, gender identity and sexual orientation both on and off the mat.