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

Livia Gluchowska On The Unknown Strength (Podcast)

Livia Gluchowska from Absolute MMA St Kilda talks with The Unknown – Strength & Conditioning on the upcoming Eddie Bravo Invitational – EBI 12. They discuss her preparation for the tournament, her view on the ruleset of EBI, and how… Continue Reading

Dare To Speak Up – #submitthestigma With Erin Herle (Interview)

“I start the discussion.” After her father’s suicide two years ago, Erin Herle started the campaign #submitthestigma. Her message: mental health is just as important as physical health, and it’s vastly unrecognised. Since its founding, Erin organises charity seminars all across the… Continue Reading

The Woman Behind The Scenes – Lindsay Thompson-Machado (Interview)

“I hold down the fort here.” Meet Lindsay Thompson-Machado. The definition of a true girl boss. Training jiu jitsu since 1993. CEO of one of the biggest jiu jitsu associations in the South-West. Girls in Gis host. Mother of four.… Continue Reading

Don’t Stop Till You Reach The Top – Livia Gluchowska (Interview)

“Once I decide on something, I want to see it through till the end.” All the way from Australia, Livia Gluchowska (Team Absolute MMA Australia) travels to compete everywhere in the world. And she does not play around. 3x World Champion, Copa… Continue Reading

Jiu Jitsu Mum – Johanna Thulin (Interview)

A baby. At some point in your life you would like to have a little one by your side. Maybe you already do. So how does this combine with jiu jitsu, and life in general? Can you train when you are… Continue Reading