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BJJ: Photos from JiuJiu’s Nogi match

BJJ: Photos from JiuJiu’s Nogi match

Here are GORGEOUS photos from my match at the 5th Korea Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament. Photos by Song Kwang-Bin, publisher of blackbelt.kr, who kindly sent them to me. THANK YOU Mr Song! I love them. It takes my 1:15 match and shows exactly what happened. I don’t have amazing pictures from the gi match, but […]

BJJ: My experience at the 5th Korea Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament

BJJ: My experience at the 5th Korea Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament

I am thrilled I was able to participate in the 5th Korea Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament. I originally contacted the tournament organizer and asked if I could be notified if women signed up. I told him I would love to enter ANY and ALL brackets where I would have an opponent. The registration deadline was […]

BJJ: Meet Heejin Lee, Korea’s First Female BJJ Blackbelt!

BJJ: Meet Heejin Lee, Korea’s First Female BJJ Blackbelt!

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Heejin Lee 이희진 became Korea’s first female BJJ blackbelt. Fenom did a great interview with Heejin Lee and you should check it out! This Saturday was the first time I’d ever seen black belts get promoted. There were FOUR! It was quite exciting. It was nogi, so there were no […]

Women and BJJ: Periods

Women and BJJ: Periods

Let’s talk periods. Whether you call it your period, menstrual cycle, menstruation, your “time of the month,” Aunt Flo is in town, Shark Week, riding the crimson tide, or your dot, this article addresses concerns about rolling during that time of the month, or for men who are concerned about rolling with women on their […]