Save the Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Five Rings is proud to announce the continuation of its new tradition - our annual grapple-a-thon for a cause.
Five Rings’ Grapple-a-thon 2017
When: Saturday, August 12
Time: 10 am – 5 pm (7 hours of fun | 6 hours of solid rolling)
Youth (ages 4 - 15) - Information HERE
Adult - Information below
5 min rolls
1 min rest
10 per hours X 7 hours = 70 rounds total
All athletes + academies welcome
These are not tournament intensity rounds, these are rolls for a cause, to help the community, and for fun!
Full detailed schedule of the day and events will be posted soon.
Cause: Friends of the Children (FOTC)
Entry fee: Minimum of $35 of donations. In order to participate, grapplers must have a minimum of a $35 donation to the cause. We strongly encourage people to seek outside pledges for your participation in the Grapple-a-Thon; either on a per round pledge format or a flat fee donation. ALL proceeds go to Friends of the Children (FOTC).
The fundraising page will remain open through the Grapple-a-Thon, and donations are welcomed up to and after the event. However, please note that donations must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, August 9 to be eligible for prize consideration.
Donations may also submitted in person at Five Rings by cash or check (payable to "Friends of the Children-Portland").
1. Most donations collected
2. Most rounds completed
3. Samurai Status – 25 rounds completed
4. Shogun Status – 50 rounds complete
Prizes for 2017 Grapple-A-Thon
Awarded for Most Money Donated
Submission Underground VIP Package
- 2 VIP tickets to next SUG event
- One night hotel stay at “The Nines” Luxury Hotel in PDX
- SUG Swag Package
- Adult Entry to Nov. ’17, Mar. ’18, and July ’18 Revolution Tournaments
- Youth Entry to same
OSS - 1 gi, 1 shirt, 1 rashguard
Gameness -1 rashguard, 1 boardshort, a few shirts
Architeuthis Industries - 1 Musashi gi
Professor Tom is putting forth a challenge out to every blue belt or higher .... the best way to show your love / passion for the fantastic sport of Jiu Jitsu is to commit to doing 25 rounds at this year's Grapple-a-Thon (they don't have to be consecutive ... folks are encouraged to take breaks and pace themselves). Start preparing now .... and come ready to have an AWESOME day rolling in a non-competitive, fun, festive environment for an amazing cause. Talk is cheap ... action speaks volumes. As modern day samurai, we at Five Rings take service and helping to make the world a better place seriously. This is a great way to help the community. Grappling for a GREAT cause! ! !
This page will be updated regularly with new information, downloads, links, etc. So please check back regularly.