Beat the Crap Out of Cancer XIII – YVR Edition

BTCOOC is an armed combatives fund-raising event in its 13th year since its inception in Toronto by Rene “Growling Dog” Cocolo. It runs in multiple cities across the globe in the first (or second) weekend in November. Following Dog Brothers ethos, but lowering the bar to allow more people to participate and fund-raise, this stick-fighting event is a great opportunity for anyone with the courage to fight.

To Participate

All participants must:

  • Register for the event
  • Register as a member of the BTCOOC XIII fund-raising team
  • Complete a waiver onsite – Academie Duello 412 West Hastings, Vancouver BC
  • Pay $25 onsite (funds apart from donations to help defray the costs of the event)

Register for BTCOOC XIII

Register at BC Cancer Foundation

To Donate

Go to BC Cancer Foundation and search on your favorite fighter by name, team, or just DONATE!

BTCOOC is an opportunity for stick fighters to participate in a non-competitive sparring event. Each bout is chosen by the participants including who they fight, what implements they use, what level of vigor, and what ancillary rules are to be applied (ex. no grappling or no throwing). A referee ensure that the agreed constraints are observed.

NOTE: Due to C-19 considerations, observers will be limited to protect participants and support team. Please contact if you are interested in attending as observer.

This year – 2022 – maelstrom Martial Arts and Academie Duello are combining forces to bring this event forward. Both Southeast Asian and Western members training at Academie Duello are encouraged to participate – as are all others training in the lower mainland and Vancouver Island and nearby regions who are interested to participate.


Please help promote BTCOOC XIII by using the poster and banner above on social media and in your public communications.

Design of possible T-shirt (TBD) – SVG files (for Inkscape or other vector editors) are available for re-use.