9.23.2008

WOMEN IN BJJ

I've been meaning to follow up on a list of blogs/journals that I read quite regularly since our last post from Jem Wright. Since then, a number of interviews with female BJJ practitioners have come out, particularly on the Fightworks Podcast. Especially with the tournament we're organizing here in Bangkok, we've received numerous requests as to how many female competitors have registered. It's a big investment to make for any competitor but imagine traveling overseas in hopes of just matching up with just a single competitor in your division. I know the women in this sport take it just as seriously as the men and are ready to put themselves on the mat and give it their best. We now have three women training at EMAC and it's exciting to see them prepare for the tournament.

Here's a list of blogs/interviews to check out.

Valerie Worthington
http://www.bjjvisionquest2006.blogspot.com/

Felicia Oh
http://feliciaoh.blogspot.com/

Megu Fujii
http://megulog.exblog.jp/

Miku
http://blog.livedoor.jp/mongkong/

Roxanne Modafferi
http://www.boutreviewusa.com/Columns/11roxanne1.html

Penny Thomas
http://www.pennyfighting.com/
interview @ fightsworkspodcast


Jemima Wright
http://jem-wayoflife.blogspot.com/

Elyse Goldberg
http://www.gringabjj.com/
interview @ fightworkspodcast

2 comments:

Jem said...

very cool Luke, very cool :) :)

I read Elyse's blog all the time. It's very inspiring and she makes me laugh out loud too! can't wait to meet her in the states :)

Elyse said...

Duuuuude... Sweeeet!
I'm really glad I stumbled upon that comment :) Thanks Jem! I really appreciate it.

Let me know when you're in Philly.