Getting To Know Claudia Do Val (Interview)

Claudia Do Val is one of the world’s most renowned professional female grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt competitors, she currently holds the IBJJF world title for Gi and No-Gi, and is a x3 black belt world champion. Alongside all of her world titles, Do Val is also known

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Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and

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‘Women Who Fight’ – Who Are They?

Being a woman in any male-dominated field can be tough for a plethora of reasons, but being a woman in martial arts comes with problems most can’t even imagine. Thankfully now, organisations such as Women Who Fight exists. I interviewed them to learn more about what they do, so that

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Submission Hunter Pro 60 Results: Danielle Kelly Submits Roxanne Modafferi

Women got it done at Submission Hunter Pro 60. With the elevated mat came elevated status as the main event featured a UFC fighter opposite a rising star, all live-streamed on UFC FIghtPass. In the main event, Danielle Kelly defeated the #8 UFC women’s flyweight Roxanne Modafferi. Female grapplers from all over the country — hailing from big prominent schools to the smaller community centers — rose to the occasion, with The Rose as a beneficiary, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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UFC’s Unicorn: Roxanne Modafferi QandA

Roxanne Modafferi is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) #8 in the women’s flyweight division. She will be facing top prospect Danielle Kelly in the main event of Submission Hunter Pro 60, an all-female card stacked with some of Jiu-Jitsu’s rising stars and exciting grapplers.

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Submission Hunter Pro 60 Update: Jessa Khan Out, Juliana Lima In (UFC Fight Pass Schedule Included)

Submission Hunter Pro 60 Update: Jessa Khan out, Juliana Lima in; Erin Herle out (UFC Fight Pass Schedule Included)

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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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Profile Of A Powerful Female: Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson is of eight female black belts vying for the $10,000 Third Coast Grappling Kumite 7 prize. It is the last event of the series that spans four months amidst a worldwide pandemic. The bracket is comprised ofight world-class elite competitors showcasing the best of women’s Jiu Jitsu. This is part seven of an eight-part series featuring each of the athletes in the bracket.

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Profile of a Powerful Female: Jena Bishop

This is a profile on Jena Bishop, part five of an eight-part series featuring each of the athletes in Third Coast Grappling Kumite 7 bracket. Eight world-class elite female black belts showcasing the best of women’s Jiu Jitsu, vying for the $10,000 prize and the title “Queen of the Kumite.”

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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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