Wow – 2015 has been quite a year for me in relation to my jiu-jitsu training. It’s needed discipline, dedication, and a whole lot of drive … and I have loved every second of the process. From becoming a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor to earning my Women Empowered Pink Belt to starting to teach jiu-jitsu classes, it’s been quite the adventure! Plus, I started writing about jiu-jitsu on my blog, earned my 1st stripe on my blue belt, trained with Ryron Gracie at midnight in Grimsby, taught a women’s self-defense seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh … the list continues … The one big dark hole of the year was losing dear friend and training partner Chris — but he is never forgotten.

I thought I’d end the year with a few snapshots of my year in training.

GJJ Gracie Acadamy 2015 ICP Class

ICP Class of 2015 (January) 

WE ICP July 2015

Women Empowered ICP Class of 2015 (July)

JitzChick MC NoGiRolling with Garry4

JitzChick MC NoGiRolling with Marvin2

JitzChick MC Super hooks

No Gi Rolling at Watford Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Master Cycle class)

JiuJitsu Teaching

Helping Combatives students at Watford Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

WE Promo Wrist control

WE Handbag

Getting more involved in the Women Empowered program

JitzChick BBS1 promo1

D & I earning our first stripes on our Blue Belt

JitzTeaching Bullproof line

On the mats with our Bullyproof kids 

JitzChick Head squeeze

JitzChick MC 2015 Gi sparring cross collar

JitzChick MC 2015 Gi sparring grips

JitzChick MC 2015 Gi sparring with D

JitzChick MC 2015 Gi sparring with Sharif

Gi Rolling at Watford Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Master Cycle Class)

Let’s see what kind of adventures 2016 brings! 

Hoping for another year of successful training!