Welcome to the Grappling Girls Guild!
The first complete online resource for female grapplers.
“Jiu-Jitsu is endless; it’s not something boring, because we are always on both the good and the bad end of things at the same time. It’s a game where in order to win you must position yourself better and think faster. It’s pure strategy. Train, even if you’re wearing perfume, makeup, nails and a pink kimono, just train. There’s a very feminine and charming side to the world of Jiu Jitsu.”
– Michelle Nicolini (Check mat)
9 x World Medalist
First Female BB Double Gold Medalist at the Worlds (2007)
Gracie Mag March 2010 Interview
On August 2, 2015 FIVE SUPER LEAGUE, a relatively new tournament circuit in the United States ran a Pay-Per-View Event with two pro divisions, an 8-man Nogi Division and an 8-woman Gi Division, plus 2 super fights.
FIVE Super League has now entered the map as one of the few BJJ events that offers equal pay for men and women, a concept promoted with a change.org petition Support Women’s BJJ instituted by Black Belt World Champion Dominyka Obelenyte (Marcelo Garcia).
For the first time ever the Grappling Girls Guild will host a Women ONLY Summer Camp in Washington, D.C! The lucky campers will be taught by none other than the best pound-for-pound female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and multiple time World Champion Michelle Nicolini (Check Mat) AND the tiny, but fierce, 2x Black Belt Nogi World Champion Sofia Amarante (FightSports). Read More
Yesterday at NoGi Worlds I was standing near the bullpen when I was introduced to Rachel Morrison Casias (Zenith BJJ) by her husband Ray. I was amazed when she mentioned calmly that she hoped they would hurry up with her division because she needed to go pump milk for her 10 week old son who was up in the stands with friends. That’s right folks, 10 WEEKS OLD! Read More