Murilo Santana is a dedicated Jiu-Jitsu athlete who, like many others, can be found on the mat at all hours. But on Sept. 13 he didn’t leave the mats from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and rolled for twelve hours straight.
This wasn’t because he lost a bet or because he was really missing Jiu-Jitsu (although that we may never know), but he didn’t stop because he was part of a grapplethon for charity. The goal of those in attendance at BETA Academy in Washington DC that day was to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault.
There were 175 grapplers in attendance from over 25 academies and overall there was a grand total of over $10,000 raised. Proceeds went to the sexual assault response services of the Network for Victim Recover of DC (NVRDC).
Luiza Monteiro also taught a seminar during the same day.
Organizer Laurie Porsch led the grapplethon to its success but Murilo Santana also put in his time with no water, no bathroom and no rest other than the minute in between each 5-minute round.
Check out his day and if you would like to support the cause you can still donate here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/murilosantana/murilosantanasfundraisingpage