This win was for the women at SafePlace Austin by way of the Texas BJJ group Girls in Gis.
On January 22, 2012, twenty-nine women and girls traveled far and wide across Texas to attend Girls in Gis-Austin.Sometraveled over five hours with their families to participate in the three hour BJJ training session.Black belt Fabiana Borges of Gracie Barra N. Austin hosted and led the instruction.In addition to providing a fun and friendly place to train, this event also served as the final collection drop off location for the GIGWish List donation drive for SafePlace, Austin.
The Girls in Gis-Austin event began with a traditional Gracie Barra warm-up, fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self defense techniques, a few sport Jiu-Jitsu techniques, drilling and concluded with structured rolling led by Borges'."This was the best Girls in Gis yet! I really liked how Fabiana structured the training session. I had so much fun!" said Girls in Gis veteran Rebecca Varady of Gracie Humaitá Austin .
We are excited that Leticia Ribeiro is coming back to Texas to teach another all women seminar, this time in Austin. After last year's success in Dallas and San Antonio she is coming back with her protegee Bia Mesquita to teach at Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (http://www.gracieaustin.com). It's especially exciting since the gym in Austin is run by a female brown belt Christy Thomas. So it is a total women powered event.
As the sport of Jiu-Jitsua and grappling grows at an ever increasing rate. Hubs are emerging in the world, especially in the US. Beyond the mecca of California where BJJ Schools and Starbucks compete for commercial space. Texas, New York, Illinois and South Florida are bursting with great events, seminars and hosting legends in the art.
Check out the line-up for Texas over the next 30 days: (Read More)
- Hillary Williams
- ATAMA BJJ Open
- Mendes Brothers... and more... Read on to find out where and when...
On Saturday June 19, Leticia Ribeiro put on an incredible 3 1/2 hour seminar in gi techniques for the ladies of Texas... thanks to Triin Seppel, the Fenom Project, and Rob Ables, who runs the Marcelo Garcia affiliate in Dallas (Tiny Killer Robot Jiu Jitsu, isn't that awesome?) And these pictures are all by Jen Sulak, unless I say otherwise.
Leila, another blue belt at my academy, joined me for the 3 hour drive to Dallas which went quickly as we gabbed the whole way up. We arrived a little early, so we snacked in the parking lot before heading inside. Shama, our purple, was in town for the seminar already, and Christy, our academy co-owner, arrived just in time.
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