Secret Roll Club // SRC 50 Recap
Posted on March 31 2017
After SRC 49 in Queens, Rich Van Houten from Hoboken Jiu-Jitsu reached out to us and inquired about doing an SRC at his school. We said what we always say - we’re down!
Last Sunday, 3.26.17 we held SRC 50 at Hoboken Jiu-Jitsu, and it was an outstanding event! We had over 60 people in attendance throughout the day, making it one of our biggest events yet. There were 20 women in our first ever Queens of SRC, our Women Only open mat, which was followed up by the SRC 50 open mat, where everyone came together in a politics free environment to train, roll, and most importantly, have fun!
We kicked off at 11am with some dope beats, and the ladies started filing in. March is Women’s History month and we wanted to show our appreciation & support and do something special - hence our first women only open mat. It was a huge success! The ladies came through and represented, many of them bringing a friend or two with them. Some even brought friends that had never trained before, and they got to experience jiu-jitsu for the first time in the most welcoming and supportive environment that is the Secret Roll Club. (We’d love for more of you to bring friends and family to experience jiu-jitsu for the first time through SRC - Secret Roll Club is for everyone!)
Halfway through, we had our first giveaway of the day (for ladies only), and we had an incredible 11 winners. We had so many great offerings from our sponsors Superare, MonkeyTape, Bolo Brand Co, and our friends at Queens of the Mat. And of course, we had to pause to take a dope pic! (We almost forgot to take the picture!)
Around 1pm, VHTS showed up and set up shop with their awesome new gi for sale, and the rest of the people with tickets started filing in. At 1:30 we officially kicked off SRC 50. (Okay so it was more like 1:40 but that’s the closest to our official start time that we’ve come so far! Progress!)
It was great to see so many familiar faces from our past events, and to see many more new ones added to the SRC family. Once again we had people from all over! People from different areas of NJ, as well as the 5 boroughs of NYC. There was a crew from Unity Jiu-Jitsu representing, and another strong showing from the Bronx Crew (we’ve got something for you soon 😉 ) We even had the likes of Black Belt competitor Johnny Tama and Erin Herle (Submit The Stigma/Flo Grappling) stop by to get in on the SRC Vibes! We appreciate the love, and love having everyone come out to have fun with us.
For the second giveaway of the day, we had 20 winners! We promised SRC 50 to be huge, and it was! That’s a combined total of over 30 winners from the day, winning some serious swag and gear from our sponsors Superare, Monkey Tape, VHTS, Bolo Brand, and some SRC swag that we gave away! And of course during the break we took this awesome photo!
After that it was back to rolling for another hour or so, coupled with more dope music from the live DJ Danny. He even threw in some salsa - people went crazy and started dancing, it was funtastic. Some of you guys stayed after to help us clean up, and pack up, and came out to eat with us - we appreciate you!
Special thanks to our sponsors and the SRC Ambassadors for helping us provide such a great experience to everyone.
We want to say thank you to everyone who came out, helped spread the word, brought their friends, and made the event a huge success. We can’t wait to see you on the mats again!
- The Secret Roll Club