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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

The Path of Healing

This post is commemorated to James Gibson. I have finally found my way back to the blank page of writing. For countless days I have stared at my computer screen, thought about my return, if that day would be the day, and then turned quickly away from the daunting... read more

BJJ Journey

Jiu-jitsu is not a destination, but a journey. It’s a continuous process. But, being at a good school makes the journey worthwhile!


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Comfort in BJJ

We all go through rough patches in our lives. But jiu jitsu can act as an emotional outlet which in turn helps the healing process.

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Jiu jitsu is empowering both on and off the mat. How has jiu jitsu made you a stronger person?

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Why America Needs Jiu Jitsu

Why are we so uncomfortable as a society with struggle? Let me set the scene: I was shopping at a large grocery story today to pick up some notebooks and some care items for my cats. I generally did not interact with anyone for the first part of my trip; casual smiles... read more

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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!

Cheraine Nelson

Cheraine Nelson

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter

How did you get into training? I got into it through my ex-husband. I started as a way to lose weight. I didn’t want to compete. After six months I entered my first tournament and liked it. I’ve been competing ever since.

Tournaments/Awards: I have competed in lots of tourmants, including Grapplers Quest, De La Riva Cup, Daytona Open, NAGA and the Florida State Championships. I’ve placed anywhere from first through third in white belt, blue belt and purple belt divisions.

I have a little boy who recently started training as well.

Thanks again, Girl-Jitsu!
You all have done wonders for our program… we SO appreciate the love.

Beth T.

I’m so glad for Girl-Jitsu. They listen to their audience and make us women feel like we have a say in what we want to buy and how we want to train.

Tiffany C.

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