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Struggles of a Female BJJ White Belt: Sweaty & Hairy Guys, Smelly Gis

Sweaty guys, hairy chests, smelly Gis, and close spaces. Your academy certainly has the perfect ingredients to scare away every woman in town. That’s right! Jiu-Jitsu can certainly be intimidating...

John Danaher: “One Of The Great Failures Of My Career Is That I’ve Never Produced A Female Champion”

John Danaher is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in the sport’s history. However, even Danaher has some aspects to his career that he wishes were more successful – such as...

Tom DeBlass: “It Really Grinds My Gears When Dudes Don’t Know How To Train Properly With Females”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. For young and old, male and female, injured and not-injured-just-yet… It’s a fantastic martial art. But, it still requires you to learn how to handle...

Ana Carolina Schmitt’s Advice for Women Starting BJJ: “Do It For Yourself”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is difficult. No matter how excited you are about it as a beginner, you will soon find out that not everything is sunshine and rainbows. And, in those moments, it’s...

Medusa Full Results: Juliana Miller Earns Upset Win Over Bia Mesquita

Last night, on October 2, the first ever “Medusa” event took place. It was a female-only Jiu-Jitsu promotion, with a pair of eight-woman brackets; where one bracket fought under Combat Jiu-Jitsu...

UFC’s Gillian Robertson and Bia Mesquita Scheduled to Compete at a Combat Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments are getting increasingly bigger in numbers lately! And the excitement is closely following them; it’s been just a couple of days ago that it was announced...

Pans 2021: Yara Soares Defeats Ana Carolina Vieira, Wins Open Weight

Yara Soares and Ana Carolina Vieira faced off in the open weight finals match of the Pans 2021 tournament. Previously, Soares had earned silver in the super heavyweight division and Vieira won the...

Paige VanZant RNC’s Soldier And Puts Him To Sleep

There are no tough guys when it comes to the Rear Naked Choke in Jiu-Jitsu. You can toughen out an Armbar, a Straight Ankle Lock, heck even a Heel Hook and Kimura if the adrenaline is running...

The Smile Of Jiu-Jitsu: Ana Carolina Schmitt, 2019 BJJ World Champion

By winning the gold at the IBJJF World Championships in early June, Ana Carolina Schmitt has created a ripple of applause throughout the BJJ community and has become known as one of the top ranking...