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Women could vote once upon a time, women could roll once upon a time…
[caption id="attachment_1500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mackenzie Dern v Polyana Lago 2013 European Championships[/caption]The female black belts kicked off 2013 with a bang at the European Championships! Today we saw some of the old hats and some brand new hats at black belt looking to make a name for themselves in the new year.
Angelica Galvao (Atos) received her brown belt earlier this year…
While waiting to go through the metal detectors at the NoGi Pan this morning, one may have wondered why they seem to have the same issues every year with apparently no effort towards improvement? Many of those who arrived early hoping to have time to warm-up for their 9am division were surprised to still be in line outside up until go time.
Saturday 21st April 2012 saw the 1st Women’s BJJ Competition that was held at Camberley Judo club in Surrey, home to Carlson Gracie Camberley. The morning event was filled with the aspiring kids competition and the afternoon was the Women’s.
This coming Sunday, Subfighter MMA is hosting what is likely to be the largest women only competition in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! It may very well showcase the most female grapplers in any single competition outside the IBJJF. Finally a local tournament where you KNOW you will get some matches!
While everyone knows that promotions multiply just after the Mundials, occasionally we see a slight bump ahead of it as coaches decide their students have earned the right to be further challenged.
A known rivalry in the sport of BJJ, with Michelle Nicolini now up in weight (she fought Pluma until 2010) and Kyra Gracie now down from her usual Leve Division, these two ladies are sure to fight many times over. The winner goes back and forth each time they meet and the viewers can always count on an exciting match! Catch their recent battles here…
The IBJJF has done it again. This time they are prohibiting 2011 Purple Belt Open Weight World Champion 16 yr old Dominyka Obelenyte from competing in IBJJF tournaments this year because she is underage.
The World Championships are exactly 6 weeks away and ladies all over the world are competing in smaller tournaments in preparation. Tournaments held today included the first women only competitions in London, England and Arizona, United States (Copa Bella Female Tournament run by Gustavo Dantes) plus the IBJJF NY Open was held in New York City.