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

ADCC – Female Competitors List

It’s getting closer to September and the ADCC World Championships, to be held in Finland on September 23-24. Women’s division have eight competitors, four qualified athletes, three invitations and the defending champ in each weight class. According to FloGrappling Ana… Continue Reading

European ADCC Trials

Only two days away from the European trials, where it will be decided who is going to the ADCC World Championship in September. Two categories filled with very talented and hardworking athletes, all from judo black belts to World Champions… Continue Reading

Upcoming Tournaments

As the jiu jitsu community has grown, the amount of tournaments has increased significantly. Competitions are to be fought almost every weekend. The smaller local tournaments can help you with gaining more experience. You don’t have to think about travelling… Continue Reading

Interview With Sophia Nordenö

Sophia Nordenö is a brown belt under Pedro Duarte and Åke Zaar, and she’s been training under team Hilti in Sweden. During her time in the U.S, she is training and representing Barum Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego. Sophia is a big fan of… Continue Reading

ADCC Trials São Paulo

Last weekend the first female trials for ADCC World Championship were held in São Paulo, Brazil. This was unfortunately the only opportunity for female with Brazilian citizenship to qualify for the ADCC World Championship to be arranged in Finland in… Continue Reading