Follow Your Dreams – Interview With Charlotte von Baumgarten

Picture: MaggieLeft.com   “It’s now or never.” She had a break from competing, but shocked the world with a jaw-dropping performance just over a year ago. Charlotte von Baumgarten became the lightweight brown belt European champion in 2017, and has… Continue Reading

The New Wave Of Black Belt Women [IBJJF Europeans Preview]

Picture: Scott Hirano Not long before the IBJJ European Open Championship kicks off. And there’s a whole new wave of black belt women ready to take the stage. Who from the next generation to look out for? Livia Gluchowska Livia… Continue Reading

The Girl Who Beat Mackenzie Dern – Interview With Elvira Karppinen

Picture by Jarno Juutinen   “I was prepared to give everything I had.” Elvira did what most people thought she couldn’t: defeating Mackenzie Dern – the former ADCC World Champion – in the very first round of the ADCC World… Continue Reading

The Girl Who Fought Gabi Garcia – Interview With Amanda “Tubby” Alequin

Picture by RibeiroPhoto   “I fear no woman when I step on the mat.” Amanda Alequin (also known as Amanda Santana Benavides, but even better known as ‘Tubby’) is no stranger to the competition scene. Having won the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds… Continue Reading

Queen Of The Gis

Meet Rainha Fightwear. Where a gi has its own story, products are made with love, and where design has been taken one step further… But first, who are behind this? The crafty team of Rainha Fightwear consists of Josie, Jon,… Continue Reading