BJJ Grrl

"Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically." ~Sensei Keiko Fukuda




Beginners & FAQs:

Women and Jiu-Jitsu: See the full list here.


Tournaments & Strategy:

Working Against Bigger Guys:


Slideyfoot keeps a list of BJJ/grappling forums.



  • Jiu-jitsu University, Saulo Ribeiro and Kevin Howell (Slideyfoot’s review)
  • Mastering Jujitsu, Renzo Gracie and John Danaher (Slideyfoot’s review, mine)
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: Theory and Technique, Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro, and John Danaher (Slideyfoot’s review)
  • The Path to the Black Belt, Rodrigo Gracie, Kid Peligro


  • The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning, Mark Hatmaker
  • Fit to Fight, Jason Ferruggia
  • Training for Warriors, Martin Rooney
  • New Rules of Lifting, Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
  • New Rules of Lifting for Women, Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Cassandra Forsythe (my review)
  • Core Performance Essentials, Mark Verstegen

Weight Loss

  • Fat Loss Troubleshooter, Leigh Peele (my review)

« FAQs & Advice

8 responses to “Resources

  1. Hey Grrl!

    We started BJJ about the same time… and now that I’m at a Gracie school, we’re almost “family”! Just wanted to say I’m enjoying your blog a lot. I started grappling through a different martial art (kajukenbo, which includes judo and jiu jitsu) in April ’08, but jettisoned kajukenbo to focus exclusively on BJJ and Gracie jiu jitsu (Relson specifically) last month. I too am stuck at a weight I don’t care for, though sloooowly I am transforming fat into muscle. I weigh 130 and look OK– but would really rather be 118 or so. I look forward to reading the book FLTS you mentioned.

    Hey, keep up the good work! 🙂


  2. Elyse says:

    SUP! I have an interview on fight works podcast too… and although it’s not specifically on women in BJJ, I do get asked that question that Caleb loves so much about dating in the sport…

  3. jiujitsugrrl says:

    Thank you for all these great links. 🙂 Also, I am friends with Kevin Howell and he would be stoked to see you mention his book. Very cool!

  4. […] & Advice” page, to which I attached the “Dos & Don’ts” page and the “Resources” page. And wanted to change the theme, but couldn’t find another I like (would like something […]

  5. Neil says:

    Your Aesopian links are broken. Nuggets of advice is here:

    I don’t know where the other one is yet!

  6. leslie says:

    Oo, thanks for pointing that out, Neil. Seems Aesopian re-organized his site, and that changed the page URLs. Found the other one and updated them both.

  7. Hey, wanted to see if you’d consider adding my site free techniques and podcasts


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