Top BJJ Prospect Shelby Murphey Promoted To Black Belt

Top BJJ Prospect Shelby Murphey Promoted To Black Belt

Shelby Murphey, one of the Jiu-Jitsu world’s top prospects, has just won the brown belt roosterweight title at the IBJJF World Championship 2023…
And has been promoted to the rank of a BJJ black belt, right there on the podium!

The awesome news were shared via social media:


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Shelby Murphey has been training in the Art of Jiu Jitsu team ever since she was 10 years old.
And she is more than grateful for her growth with them:

At the age of 19, I have accomplished a feat that I have fantasied about since I was a 10 year old white belt – receiving my black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The dream of winning a brown belt world title and being promoted on the podium started circulating in my teens when I learned that I would be working with the sport for the rest of my life.

I want to thank Professor Gui and Rafa Mendes for being my introduction into the world of Jiu-Jitsu.
Art of Jiu Jitsu has been my home since day one and I am so honored to receive my black belt from them.