We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Alston for Athletes https://www.alstonforathletes.org/ to provide a student athlete scholarship program. This program will serve as an alternative to Fall sports that have been cancelled by COVID 19.
We are raising funds in order to provide 4 months of access to all of the programs offered at Rogue Academy in Columbia, Md. The programs, which include Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, Self-Defense, Fitness classes, and Performance Coaching are aimed at replicating the camaraderie, focus, coaching, and fitness provided by scholastic sports. Information about Rogue Academy can be found here https://www.rogue-academy.com/
Excited to announce our first, of what we hope to be many, scholarship opportunity. Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to secure four 6 month memberships to Rogue Academy in Columbia, Md. Because we want to give back, we are giving these memberships away for free.
The scholarship opportunity is broken down by various categories and you are eligible for every category where you meet the requirements. Please watch the video, share, follow our social media pages, and most importantly, submit an application. We would love to see the members of our community taking the time for self care.
Yesterday we ran our first event of 2020 and our first event with more than a Jiu Jitsu focus. Our intent while planning the event was to introduce art lovers to Jiu Jitsu and Jiu Jitsu lovers to art. The vision and creativity required to be successful in either is actually quite similar so combining these activities seemed to be a good approach for bringing people together. Overall, we had a bunch of fun painting new WPO canvases and rolling 5 minute rounds while making new connections.
Our main contest for the evening was a challenge to create an individual work of art on a 4×6 card. These 4x 6 works are going to be turned into patches and sewn onto our large A7 Gi (donated by Gi’s for Gi’s) for a sort of “patchwork blanket”. This Gi “blanket” will be put on display at local academies, fire stations, and military hospitals in an effort to raise awareness for mental health and to help reduce the stigma associated with discussing mental illness.