Women on the mat recognizes the growing popularity and participation of women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the sport of submission grappling. There’s been an explosion in the sport. There now exist some well known and well respected female competitors like Leticia Ribero, Penny Thomas, Beatrice Mesquita, Kyra Gracie, Gabrielle Garcia, Valerie Worthington, Emily Kwok, Felicia Oh, and our own local and much loved Lana Stefanac. to name a few. Evidence of such can found with a simple google search for women in jiu jitsu. There is also a burgeoning grassroots effort to promote women only focused competition and trainings. Women on the mat seeks to build community and support for the sport of jiu jitsu especially among girls and women. We think that jiu jitsu is strong enough for a man but made for a women.
Developing a good jits game requires patience. That’s just what we need from you as we build our web site and search for relevant and exciting content to keep you coming back. We don’t do this for the love of money but for the love of the sport. Look for us on facebook and twitter. Happy rolling .
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