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

Women: Resources

A page to list BJJ women on the interwebs. Suggestions always welcome.


Sensei Keiko Fukuda

Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically.

Hillary Williams:

As a purple belt, I hadn’t yet come to terms with guy-girl strength differences. I was at Cyborg’s training 3x a day, cutting 15 pounds for ADCC trials, and basically surviving with ibuprofen and ice. A new blue belt (albeit 180 pounds) was catching me, and my ultra-competitive ass just couldn’t do the math to suck it up. Of course, my hungry-upset-insecurity made me think, “Why am I going to trials if I can’t handle a blue belt, I suck! I’m going hoooome!!” I got frustrated and went upstairs (to the gym’s upper room/apartment thingie) to cool off, at which point Cyborg followed me. I explained why I was upset (I swear it made sense at the time) and he started laughing.

*Insert his raspy, thick Brazilian accent and inability to let anything be serious, ever*

“Are you focking crazy Gringa? You want to beat dudes? Then be a focking dude! Take a ton of steroids, they have surgeries for that! I dunno though, I think you make a better girl. Shut up girl, come train!”


See the sidebar to the right, which includes an entire section of all female BJJ blogs that I know of. (It’s easier to keep that list updated.)



Interviews, Articles, & Threads

Fightworks Podcast:

Training for Women

(not necessarily BJJ)


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12 responses to “Women: Resources

  1. […] also added a Women Resources page to hold links for blogs, interviews, etc. by and for […]

  2. slideyfoot says:

    Some more for you:

    Esther Tang
    Black Rabbits (inactive)

    And a female MMA fighter from the UK:

    Rosi Sexton

  3. leslie says:

    Thanks, slidey 🙂

  4. […] a great website on Women & BJJ – Women << BJJ Girl (especially Resources)- thanks Slideyfoot. Comments […]

  5. Sam Khavin says:

    Thanks for putting me up there. Though I’m interested to know how you found me…

  6. leslie says:

    Hi, Sam. 🙂 I somehow found Sonia Hamilton’s post on BJJ for women, which has a link to your blog. I try to track down new blogs every which way I can, especially those written by females in BJJ.

  7. Sam Khavin says:

    That’s fantastic! I’m always looking for more readers. And Sonia’s paragraph about me (albeit a short one!) made me laugh…and blush. 😀

  8. slideyfoot says:

    Meg has moved her blog, so that link to the treatment of women in BJJ follow-up she did has changed url: it is currently living here. 🙂

  9. leslie says:

    @Slidey: Thanks for the catch!

  10. […] a great website on Women & BJJ – Women << BJJ Girl (especially Resources)- thanks Slideyfoot. Tags: BJJ, […]

  11. slideyfoot says:

    The Gis for Girls link is down: site has moved here.

  12. Alison says:

    Great website – I started a training class on Friday nights at 6pm for women only. I run a school in Hanover Mass. I love BJJ and think that all women can benefit from training together. Thank You

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