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Danielle Kelly On Being A Ring Girl: “I’d Rather Go In The Cage And Choke Girls Out”

Danielle Kelly is on a winning spree in ONE Championship. Her last win came just a few days ago, about two minutes into the match; as she was able to beat the world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova...

Brianna Ste-Marie: “BJJ Competitions Are Actually Illegal In Quebec”

Brianna Ste-Marie – an ADCC silver medalist – recently defeated a multiple-time world champion Mayssa Bastos in the first-ever Who’s Number One (WNO) female headline match. But...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Trying To Set An Example”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar Danielle Kelly is making her competition return on November 18, against Mariia Molchanova at ONE Championship. Knowing that she’s in for a challenge against the...

Danielle Kelly On Eating To Gain Weight For Competition: “I Really Like Nutella”

Danielle Kelly is a submission grappling champion, currently competing under the ONE Championship banner. And in just two weeks, on November 19, she will take on Mariia Molchanova – a Russian...

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...

Marlon Vera: “Mackenzie Dern Works Hard, Is a BJJ World Champion, And Takes Care Of Her Kids”

Marlon “Chito” Vera is a UFC bantamweight contender who is on a four-fight winning streak. He’s now on the brink of getting his first title shot opportunity and is working harder...

Is It Rude To Refuse Rolling With Women In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means that you’ll often be in a close proximity to other people; to your training partners, to be exact. And it’ll be done in a way that doesn’t really...

[Throwback] When UFC Veteran Claudia Gadelha Competed Against Average, Middle-Aged Men

Claudia Gadelha is a former UFC strawweight fighter, who broke into the MMA scene when there were very few women fighting in it. But before turning pro, she also took part at a Brazilian variety show...

Mackenzie Dern: “Charles Oliveira Has The Best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA”

Mackenzie Dern is a UFC strawweight athlete and a multiple time BJJ world champion. So, it’s safe to say that she has a lot of knowledge when it comes to utilizing Jiu-Jitsu for mixed martial...

Tim Kennedy Explains Why It’s Important For Women To Get Self-Defense Training

Tim Kennedy is a BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He’s also the owner of the Sheepdog Response company, which provides “civilians, law...

Danielle Kelly Shares A Funny High School Wrestling Match Story

Danielle Kelly is an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion and (from recently) a ONE Championship submission grappling athlete. Aside from working on her striking skills, she’s also...

Danielle Kelly: “I Need To Learn How To Defend Or Strike”

Danielle Kelly, a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, has had her ONE Championship debut at ONE X (in March). She put on a spectacular performance against Mei Yamaguchi and won a bonus of...

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...

BJJ Black Belt Champion, Giovanna Eburneo, Joins WWE As Pro Wrestler

Giovanna Eburneo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion. The 25 year-old Brazil native has won both the European and Pan-American Championships; she trains, coaches, competes, and also works as...

Ffion Davies: “Many Times I’ve Wondered Will I Be OK If I Don’t Become A World Champion”

Ffion Davies is among the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world… And last weekend, she proved her worth yet again – this time by winning her very first IBJJF lightweight...

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...

Brianna Ste-Marie, ADCC East Coast Trials Winner, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Brianna Ste-Marie is having a great year! After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, she was promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt over the last weekend; by Brazilian Top Team Canada’s head...

Sara Jozwiak Used Jiu-Jitsu to Disarm Knifeman When She Was 15 Years Old

Sara Jozwiak is an IMMAF European Championship silver medalist, coming out of Poland. She is a well-respected mixed martial artist who is just 22 years old. However, back when she was 15 years old,...

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 Best Advice For Women Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be an unusual experience for everyone, men and women alike. But the „online world“ tends to share much more advice for men than it does for women, simply due...

Is It Ever Okay To Refuse To Roll With Women?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is such a wonderful martial art! And not just because of the health and self-esteem benefits it has; but also because of its lifestyle benefits. One of those lifestyle aspects is...

Being a Female in a Male Dominated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Community

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Written by Diane Hing On January 21st, 2017, I chose to attend the North American Grapplers Association...

Confidence: 5 Ways Jiu Jitsu Surprised a Woman in a Restaurant

Guest post by  SnowMMA.com / The Dainty Grappler. Photo: SnowMMA In this first in a series discussing how BJJ Benefits us all, we’ll talk about the Gentle Art’s impact on one woman’s...