This Girl Is On Fire

Interview with Raquel Pa’aluhi Canuto   “I hate competing.” She’s known for her honesty, heart and putting up fights that are all-out wars where she leaves everything on the mat. We talk with black belt Raqual Pa’aluhi Canuto (Checkmat), about… Continue Reading

6 Fights At Pan Ams You Can’t Miss

Picture: MaggieLeft.com Yesterday was the kick-off of the IBJJF Pan American Championship. We’ll have to wait for the weekend before the black belt women take the stage. So meanwhile, take a look at six black belt final predictions we’ve made… Continue Reading

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

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

Self-Defense Class With Black Belt Devi Ahuja

Devi was the first female black belt in Scandinavia, awarded her black belt in August 2010 by her professor and significant other, Eduardo ‘Teta’ Rios. Today’s self-defense course was arranged over 4 times with the purpose to introduce girls to martial… 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

Abu Dhabi WPJJC Predictions

With a total of 184 women, this year’s Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship is promising to be exciting! What is new: there is a new weight category (-49kgs) and the +70kgs division has been changed to a -90kgs… Continue Reading

Equal Pay For BJJ – Dominyka Obelenyte (Interview)

Original text written by Mayara Munhos. I don’t want to extend a lot on the subject “equal pay between men and women”, because I have already written a text about it. But just to start, I’ll go into the subject.… Continue Reading

7 Minutes With Bia Mesquita (Interview)

Johanna Backlund interviewed 7-times black belt World Champion Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita (Gracie Humaita). In the interview, they talk about how Bia started jiu jitsu, her experiences and thoughts on past and future competitions, who Bia’s biggest inspirations are, and more!