Profile of a Powerful Female: Luiza Monteiro

Third Coast Grappling Kumite 7 is the last event of the series that spans four months during a worldwide pandemic. The bracket is comprised of eight female black belts vying for the $10,000 prize. That is a powerful statement for equality in the sport. Eight world-class elite competitors showcasing the

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Fight to Win 165 Results: Elisabeth Clay Wins Black Belt Gi Debut by Submission

On Saturday, February 27, Fight to Win held its second all-female fight night live from Dallas. In the main event of Fight to Win 165, 20-year old phenom Elisabeth Clay won her black belt debut in the gi, submitting Maria Malyjasiak via toehold. With the win, Clay captured the Fight to

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Exclusive IBJJF Pans Breakdown: Women’s Lighter Divisions

Women have taken a powerful position in the BJJ community and this will be on full display on Oct. 10-11 at the 2020 IBJJF Pans. The female divisions are stacked with talent from top to bottom. Even though the number of participants in each weight class is not quite as

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Ana Carolina Vieira, Queen of the Kumite (Third Coast Grappling: Kumite VII Results and Review)

All hail the Queen of the Kumite! Third Coast Grappling (3CG) Kumite 7 was the last event of the series that spanned four months amidst a worldwide pandemic. Eight elite female competitors went all-in for the $10,000 prize and a title that will never be disputed. They showcased the best of

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Third Coast Grappling Kumite VII: Queen of the Kumite (Preview)

Hear them roar. To cap off the successful Kumite series, Third Coast Grappling (3CG) chose to have an all-female bracket. As the other Kumites went, $10,000 goes to the champion, but there is an additional incentive for this finale. As 3CG President Ryan McGuire described it, “Gamblers Jiu Jitsu/Mike Cipriani will be paying every winner of each match including the final a nice crisp $250.00.” That means the Kumite Queen wins the title and $10,750. Read on for the breakdown of each first round matchup.

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An Interview with Black Belt World Champion Andressa Cintra (with video and audio)

Andressa Cintra is the 2019 black belt world champion in the IBJJF women’s medium-heavy division. In this interview, we discuss many interesting topics including how she started training, the champion’s mindset, and she gives many tips that will help when you experience a plateau. You may watch the included video from YouTube or listen to the audio version.

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