Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series "Tracy Chapman" Tracy Chapman is a black belt, and co-owner, of Impact Jiu Jitsu. Impact is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, with several locations in the area as well as academies in Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Tracy got started in the sport when her youngest son Ronan turned four and her (co-owner) husband began a women’s-only … [Read more...] about Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Tracy Chapman”
Written By: Natalie Whitson Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series "Louisa Bruschi" Oregon has a proud wrestling tradition, and the Rose City (Portland’s nickname) abounds with grapplers. Across town, Louisa Bruschi is a purple belt out of Five Rings Jiu Jitsu. A practitioner of the gentle art for seven years, Louisa took up Jiu Jitsu when she needed the credit of a gym class to … [Read more...] about Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Louisa Bruschi”
Written By: Natalie Whitson Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series "Amanda Diggins" The earliest establishment of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Oregon is lost to the mists of time, but dates back at least as far as 1992, when Matt Thornton established the Straight Blast Gym in Portland. The first male black belt in Oregon (under Chris Haueter), Matt has in turn awarded twenty four … [Read more...] about Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Amanda Diggins”
Written by: Natalie Whitson International Women's Day – held every year on March 8 – celebrates the expansion of women’s rights. Coincidentally, this year’s Women's Day also witnessed the sudden expansion of women’s events offered by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) at its Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship (“Pans”), North America’s largest … [Read more...] about Herstory Comes to the 2018 IBJJF Pans
Elevate Jiu Jitsu Mag presents Denise Houle, Head Coach at the UFC GYM Perimeter in Atlanta, GA. Denise has a philosophy from the Top Half Guard position, why not take the opportunity to try to submit from top half guard?, If we can not finish from here then most of the time it forces an opening to pass. Check out our video below and see if you can add this to your top … [Read more...] about Denise Houle shows the Arm Triangle from Top Half Guard.