#submitthestigma of mental illness campaign & charity seminar 3/21

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  1. littleone

    littleone Orange Belt

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    The day after Pans, on Monday March 21 I'm hosting a charity seminar for my #submitthestigma campaign at Studio 540.

    The campaign exists to help the BJJ community normalize mental illness, promote the benefits of training in terms of alleviating mental illness and helping to prioritize mental well-being like we do physical health.

    A minimum $25 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness allows you entry into the seminar to learn from Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles, Romulo Barral, Caio Terra, Gianni Grippo, Abraham Marte and Kristina Barlaan.

    More information about the campaign and the seminar can be found at www.submitthestigma.org and donations can be made here: www.gofundme.com/submit-the-stigma

    Patches are on the way and you can begin purchasing them soon on the website. I'm also gathering stories from individuals who have personal experiences with mental illness and how jiu-jitsu has helped them in that respect.

    Hope you guys can make it.

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  2. littleone

    littleone Orange Belt

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    Bump.

    Patches are now available in white and lime green! Proceeds go towards National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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  3. Coati858

    Coati858 Old, slow & short

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    Thanks for the reminder. Just put in request for that day off.
     
  4. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I'm always glad to see BJJ being used for a good cause.

    Thanks for putting this together. I checked out your site, and it's really well done. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father, but it is great that you are finding a way to use it in a positive way.

    I can't make the seminar (wrong coast), but I'd like to buy a patch.
     
  5. littleone

    littleone Orange Belt

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    Awesome, can't wait to have you out. Make sure you sign up for the event at http://www.gofundme.com/submit-the-stigma
     
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    littleone Orange Belt

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    Thanks for the support. The patches are for sale on the site and I'll hopefully have them shipped out in the next few days.
     
  7. Coati858

    Coati858 Old, slow & short

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    Got the day off. :)
    Stupid question (it's my first BJJ seminar):
    What do I bring/wear? Gi?
     
  8. AK Gerard

    AK Gerard Yellow Belt

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    Love the idea of this. Hopefully it goes well enough that you can expand the market for it beyond SoCal; best of luck!
     
  9. Digitsu

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    Hey Everyone,

    The #SubmitTheStigma charity event @ Studio 540 was great. We made a little trailer for the event. For those who could not make it out but still want to help, we will be releasing the footage on Digitsu. Proceeds will go to NAMI.org

     
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    Coati858 Old, slow & short

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    I was there and I'm still hoping to get this. I forgot my notepad and was too busy until after it was over to take good notes, anyway. Thanks!
     
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