GRAPPLE for GOOD
Grapple for Good is a non-traditional, fun (“not-so-serious”) Jiu-Jitsu tournament to benefit Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina and their programs serving veterans in need. While the tournament itself follows a more traditional rule-set, competitors are encouraged to get creative with their attire and have fun while competing in a friendly manner to help better serve less fortunate members of our community.
Date: October 2021 (hopefully)
Registration Deadline: TBA
Benefitting Homeward Bound WNC
"We’re a nonprofit organization ending homelessness in Buncombe and Henderson Counties of North Carolina. More than that, we’re non-judgmental staff, volunteers, board members, and people knowledgeable in social work disciplines who believe in the “Housing First” national best practice for ending homelessness. Mostly, we’re people who care about the most vulnerable among us enough to do something about it."
100% of proceeds from Grapple for Good go to Homeward Bound
Anyone from any school and any level is invited to participate and have fun all while helping community members in need. This is an "absolute" only competition which means there are no weight/age/level divisions - just ONE division. Kids are welcome to sign up if their parents sign off, however they will be competing against adults.
Spectators are encouraged to come and support their friends, support Homeward Bound and simply have a good time supporting the Asheville BJJ community. Open Source Jiu-Jitsu is proud to be partnering with Ben's Tune Up to bring together as many people as possible to benefit Homeward Bound WNC.
While the ruleset will closely resemble that of the EBI submission-only rule set, competitors are encouraged to get creative with their attire: tuxedos, prom dresses, Halloween costumes… it’s all good! During the competition, fighters are allowed to grab, pull and twist on anything attached to their opponents’ bodies (with the exception of rash guards and other undergarments) so please avoid wearing anything sharp or otherwise hazardous to grapplers. Furthermore, Open Source Jiu-Jitsu will provide backup attire should you not have an outfit or if your clothes get torn badly during competition.
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6 PM. Competitors must arrive between 4:30-5:45 PM to go over the rules, warm up, ask questions and meet-and-greet.
Ben's Tune Up - 195 Hilliard Ave., Asheville , NC 28801
Participants are asked to make a minimum donation of $30 to pre-register. Spectators are free but are encouraged to donate a small admission fee or bring household goods that can be donated to Homeward Bound (see a list of items here). 100% of registration fees and donations will go to Homeward Bound WNC and their programs assisting veterans who are homeless in Buncombe and Henderson Counties.
We offer pre-registration for $30 (until Sunday, Oct. 27th) and same-day registration for $35, but would highly appreciate folks registering before the event. Filling out the registration form below helps us better prepare. Donations can be made online or in person.
Two easy steps and you'll be set to compete!
1. Fill out your registration form
2. Submit your payment with the PayPal "Donate" button
Questions? Shoot us an email at .