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Five Rings Youth Jiu Jitsu Program
Five Rings Youth Jiu Jitsu Program
Five Rings Jiu Jitsu Hosts Grapple a Thon for Friends of the Children (Photo) - 09/21/18

Portland - Saturday, September 22nd  from 8am - 5 pm, Five Rings Jiu Jitsu will host a Grapple-a-Thon to raise funds for their program at Friends of the Children-Portland. Grapplers are raising funds through peer-to-peer fundraising and entry fees to bring the art and skill of Jiu Jitsu to youth ages 6-18 who are enrolled at Friends of the Children, a local mentoring program that selects children in kindergarten and pairs them with a full-time professional mentor who guides them through their entire childhood - 12 1/2 years, no matter what.  The youth who have participated in the Jiu Jitsu program have developed greater self-esteem, conflict resolution skills and an increased respect for others. Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is located at 3105 SW 87th Avenue, Portland, OR 97225.

8:00-9:45 am  -- Kids Activities for youth ages 3-12 years old

9:45-10:00 am --Adult Grappler Check In

10:00 am - 12:45 pm - All Age Grapple a Thon

12:45-1:15 -- Official Grapple a Thon Presentation

BBQ Lunch hosted in the parking lot.

1:15-5:00 - All-Age Grapple a Thon

The mission of Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is to inspire health, wellness and growth in its members and our community through grappling, fitness and service.

To sponsor a grappler, visit