Belt Rank: Orange (In the new IBJJF belt system I am a grey belt)
Time Training: 2 years
Academy: Toledo Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
Instructor: Chris Blanke
1. What do you do for a living?
I am currently an 8th grader in Perrysburg, Ohio.
2. Are you a mom? A wife? A girlfriend? A sister? A daughter to awesome parents that let you do Jiu-Jitsu?
I am a daughter to two awesome parents who let me do Jiu-Jitsu!
3.Where you a tomboy or a girly-girl growing up?
I always have been a girly-girl
4. Did you grow up doing other sports?
I did Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, and Goju-Ryu.
5. How did you find BJJ?
My dad used to be into martial arts and started researching who the best is around Ohio and we looked everywhere for a great martial artist when we came across Chris Blanke.
6. How often do you train?
I train 5 days a week, 3 of those days consists of participating in the teen and adult class.
7. What is the one thing that keeps you from training some days?
Homework, exams, or if I’m not feeling well.
8. Have you ever wanted to quit?
I’ve never wanted to quit.
9. What drives you or inspires you to keep training?
My goal to become a role model for other girls training in Jiu-Jitsu and to dominate at Worlds!
10. Do you compete? Why or why not?
Yes, I really really love competing!
11. Where do you think the drive inside you to fight comes from? (whether you compete or not)
Most of the time when I train or compete there’s always that guy who thinks that because he is a male, that he can destroy me. That motivates me to do the best I can!
12. What are some of your biggest upsets either in training or competition?
To get injured, I have never personally been injured, but I have witnessed an account where somebody was arm barred and the referee never ended the match. The person being arm-barred’s parents were screaming “Don’t tap!” I was really upset to hear that. The fact that it would risk their child to get injured.
13. What are some of your best accomplishments either in training or competition, on or off the mats?
Ever since I started BJJ when I was about 10 year old, I have always trained with the same guy in my teen class. When I first joined the class I remember this boy just constantly beating me every match we had. But about a year later I finally caught him in an arm-bar! It was the best feeling ever!
14. What are some of your fears with BJJ?
15. What do you love about BJJ the most? What do you dislike?
I love that BJJ is not sexist and allow women to also compete or train with men. I don’t think I dislike anything about BJJ, actually.
16. What are your future goals with BJJ?
My future goals is keep improving everyday, and dominate in the Worlds!
17. Did BJJ change your life? How?
Yes, it changed my confidence a lot. Not just on the mats, but everywhere!
18. Do you have a BJJ practitioner you look up to whether it be male or female?
Yes, I actually have many! Chris Blanke, he is mainly who I look up to. I also look up to Dante Leon & Kyra Gracie!
19. If a girl was standing outside of your academy scared to come in and try BJJ, what words of encouragement would you give her?
I would tell her that she will make it through it! To look at the increasing number of females training in Jiu-Jitsu and how it has really changed their lives greatly!
20. Any last thoughts?
I am really happy to know that there are actually many girls that are like me and train Jiu-Jitsu and I would love to meet them!
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