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Looking for Contributing Writers!

Girl-Jitsu is looking for a few more good women to contribute articles to our site. We pride ourselves on being a platform for females in combat sports to have their voices heard. Share your opinions, experiences, advice and thoughts with other ladies across the globe. This is also a great opportunity to network and learn from others who put in time on the mat. Send articles — with pictures — to

LFC: New Low in Women’s MMA?

It was a matter of time before it happened. First wrestling, then football, now…MMA! Why is it when women start to make a dent in a male-dominated sport, the obvious route is to derail it and make it as sexual as possible. The Lingerie Fighting Championship is a... read more

BJJ = Awareness/Confidence

Being aware of your surroundings should be a part of your everyday natural movement. Women are more likely to be stalked or assaulted than men.

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Lingerie Fighting Championship

Is this the future for women in MMA? Will there ever be a day when women can be respected without being sexualized? What do you think?

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Girl Power on the Mat

A mother shares her experience of talking to her son after losing a fight to a girl. Is this something parents — and instructors — should address?

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Cool as a Cucumber

You’ve been training hard.  Your Professor says you are ready to compete. You have carefully set realistic goals.  You look forward to seeing your fellow BJJ players at the tournament. So why are you so nervous? Energy management. To compete well, you need a certain... read more

Email us your tournaments and events info!

Hey, ladies, Girl-Jitsu wants to know about your upcoming events and tournaments in your area. We want to give as much exposure to events primarily for women or led by women. We also want to list as many tournaments as possible so other women can learn of the numerous opportunities out there to compete. If you know of any upcoming events and tournaments, let us know. Email us at Happy training!


Looking For Every Day MaMAs

What’s tougher than training and competing regularly? Training and competing regularly while being a mom! Girl-Jitsu wants to highlight those Pretty.Tough. moms who somehow find the time to do it all: train, compete, work and raise a family. If you know of any email us at so we can spotlight them on our web site. We look forward to your submissions!


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitor

Kloe “Bug” Darcey

Nickname: “Bug”

Age: 12 (As of August 2015)

Home: Saint Augstine, Fl

Training Schedule: 3-­4 days a week

Years of Training: 5 1/2

Academy Affiliate: Roberto Traven BJJ

Gym/school: Fighting Chance BJJ

Coaches: Kevin Synan (black belt)

Christy Synan (brown belt)

Julian Synan (brown belt)

Tournament Record: 13­3 ­ Total number of tournament matches 16 (As of August 2015)

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