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Women could vote once upon a time, women could roll once upon a 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!
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.
[caption id="attachment_1223" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Leticia Camp"][/caption]Leticia Ribeiro of Gracie Humaita is one of the best-known female Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the world. Currently based out of San Diego, CA, she boasts an illustrious record that includes 6 World Championships just at black belt.
[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Girls in Gis - 2 Year Anniversary"][/caption]My daughter and I recently attended the two-year anniversary of Girls in Gis at Elite MMA in Houston, Texas. This was my second time to attend an event, and the third time for my daughter. We both had an amazing time. Over the past two years there have been about 17 Girls in Gis events hosted all over Texas (Houston, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Richardson, San Antonio, Baytown, Austin, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, and Coppell). At this event we met women who came from all over Texas and even as far as Louisiana.